§66.24: Review and Renewal of Contracts

(a) The commissioner of education shall review contracts for instructional materials and recommend which contracts should be renewed for terms not to exceed four years and which contracts should not be renewed.

(b) The State Board of Education (SBOE) shall decide to renew existing contracts upon determining that the renewal would be in the best interest of the state and after considering the following factors:

(1) placement of subject areas in the foundation and enrichment review and adoption cycles;

(2) availability of new instructional materials;

(3) willingness of publishers to offer materials for readoption and renewal of contracts; and

(4) cost of instructional materials under new contract.

(c) Publishers awarded new contracts shall be prepared to make the adopted instructional materials available for at least one extended contract period of not more than four years at prices the commissioner of education approves. The SBOE may consider refusing to award future contracts to a publisher who, after receiving written notice to do so, refuses to rebid instructional materials at least one time. Failure of a publisher to negotiate an acceptable price for an extended contract shall not be considered failure to rebid instructional materials.

(d) Contracts with publishers are limited to the Texas Education Code, Chapter 31.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §66.24 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 7236; amended to be effective March 4, 2001, 26 TexReg 1706; amended to be effective February 22, 2010, 35 TexReg 1454