|(a) According to the schedule of adoption procedures,
a publisher shall provide each school district and open-enrollment
charter school with information that fully describes instructional
materials submitted for adoption. Descriptive information provided
to each school district or open-enrollment charter school shall be
identical to the descriptive information provided to the Texas Education
Agency and education service centers.
(b) Upon request by the instructional materials coordinator
of a school district or open-enrollment charter school, a publisher
shall provide one complete electronic sample in an open file format
or closed format of adopted instructional materials. Samples of learning
systems and electronic, visual, or auditory media may be provided
in demonstration or representative format. Samples of instructional
materials provided to school districts shall be labeled "Sample Copy
- Not for Classroom Use." Samples to schools are not required for
materials submitted for midcycle review, as specified in §66.27
of this title (relating to Proclamation, Public Notice, and Schedule
for Adopting Instructional Materials).
(c) Samples supplied to school districts shall be provided
and distributed at the expense of the publisher. No state or local
funds shall be expended to purchase, distribute, or ship sample materials.
Publishers may make arrangements with school districts or open-enrollment
charter schools to retrieve samples after local selections are completed,
but the state does not guarantee return of sample instructional materials.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §66.101 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 7236; amended to be effective February 7, 2002, 27 TexReg 746; amended to be effective December 25, 2007, 32 TexReg 9611; amended to be effective July 8, 2012, 37 TexReg 4911; amended to be effective May 5, 2016, 41 TexReg 3137