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Kathy Behrendsen

Director of Federal and State Programs & Instructional Materials



Mena Tamayo

Administrative Assistant

Office of Educational Services


Instructional Materials


Dickinson ISD's Instructional Materials and Technology (IMAT) Team manages the adoption, purchase, inventory, and distribution of the district's instructional materials. These materials are primarily purchased with the district's Instructional Materials and Technology Allotment (IMAT) from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). You can read more about TEA's Instructional Materials here.

State adopted instructional materials and textbooks are selected through a process TEA calls a Proclamation.

During the 2023-2024, Dickinson ISD will consider the adoption of TEA approved instructional materials for the following courses:

  • Science, K-12
  • Technology Apps, K-8
  • CTE, various classes
  • Personal Financial Literacy and Economics

For more information about the TEA Proclamation 2024 click here.




Parents and community members are invited to preview the 2024 adoption materials Dickinson ISD is considering for K-12 Science.  A district committee, including teachers, principals, directors and specialists, has chosen materials for stakeholder consideration. The recommended materials may be reviewed by clicking this link, MATERIALS UNDER CONSIDERATION, or the image below. Additionally, the public is invited to preview the materials being considered Wednesday, December 6, 2024, from 10:00 am-6:00 pm at the DISD Educational Support Center in the board room.


To provide feedback, click the link to our online survey, DISD Proclamation 2024 Community Input Survey.




  1. The Dickinson Independent School District is a closed district. Therefore, publishers may not have any contact with campus personnel, School Board members or administrators other than the central administration contacts.
  2. Publishers will attend only districtwide textbook presentations that are initiated by central administration.
  3. Publishers may not initiate or schedule appointments with members of the Board of Trustees, individual teachers, and/or campus or district staff.
  4. Neither publishers nor their representatives may visit, contact, email or conduct presentations on individual campuses.
  5. Individual or mass mailings, letters, emails or telephone communications from publishers are not permitted.
  6. Any publisher violating district guidelines regarding the process may be barred or disqualified from participating.
  7. Members of the DIMC and the assisting Curriculum & Instruction Department staff may not have received any remuneration during the past three years from any publisher submitting instructional materials for adoption in that particular subject area.
  8. Publishers’ representatives may not initiate any other direct contact with DISD staff. Inappropriate direct contact may include:

    • Written, telephone, or electronic communication with a committee member at school or at home.
    • Providing gifts or any other forms of gratuity to a committee member.
    • Invitations to a committee member for any type of private meal or social function.

  9.  Publishers’ representatives may not contact schools or staff concerning Instructional Materials being considered for adoption nor conduct presentations on campuses. This rule applies to publishers included on the TEA-approved Instructional Materials adoption list in addition to publishers not on the list. The only exception to this rule is statewide mailings. These mailings are permitted except to DIMC members whose names must be deleted from the mailing list. The DIMC Steering Committee will serve as a liaison with publishers’ representatives.
  10. All publishers are advised that any infractions of the above stated guidelines will result in a report being filed with the DISD Board of Trustees and TEA State Board of Education.
  11. No publisher shall provide or offer a commission or rebate on any textbooks, electronic textbooks, instructional materials, or technological equipment used in the schools with which a Board member, administrator, or teacher is associated.
  12. No publisher shall offer a Board member, administrator, or teacher any gifts, favor, or service that might reasonably tend to influence the Board member, administrator, or teacher in the selection of a textbook, electronic textbook, instructional material, or technological equipment. “Gift, favor, or service” does not include:

    1. Staff development, in-service, or teacher training; or
    2. Instructional materials, such as maps or worksheets, that convey information to the student or otherwise contribute to the learning process. Education Code 31.152

  13. Each publisher is responsible for submitting username/passwords to the district for consideration. Access to the online materials will be available for review on our secure district platform. All electronic materials are considered samples and will be provided free of charge.
  14. Publishers and their representatives will have an opportunity to participate in public exhibits (Public Vendor Fair) to answer questions or describe materials to community members, parents, and district personnel of the Dickinson Independent School District. Publishers will bring materials and then collect and remove materials at the end of the evening.
  15. Publishers and their representatives will have an opportunity to answer questions and present materials for selection to the DIMC.
  16. Publishers are prohibited from discussing with district staff textbook voting-related decisions.





Publishers offer instructional materials that are Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and Common Cartridge compliant. This ensures the selected materials can be integrated into our existing digital learning ecosystem, including Schoology LMS and ClassLink SSO.

Instructional Materials that offer usage statistics to ensure success of adoption and offer insights into where resources need to be provided to support teachers and students instructionally.

Publishers who are interested in being considered for review under any TEA Proclamation should contact Kathy Behrendsen directly and not campuses as Dickinson ISD is a closed district.  

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