Textbook Review Process

Kerrville ISD uses a proven process for evaluating potential new instructional materials. Academic Excellence Committees comprised of teachers and administrators first reviewed materials either online or received in hard copy format. Committee members look for materials that are most closely aligned to the state’s curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS. 

The Texas Constitution, Article VII, Section 3, requires the State Board of Education set aside sufficient money to provide free textbooks for all children attending public schools in the state. In accordance with this requirement, the SBOE allocates a portion of the Available School Fund, which comprises money set aside by the state from various revenue sources for the support of the public school system. The Texas Legislature appropriates the funds for instructional materials. 

Parents or community members with questions, comments or feedback on instructional materials are encouraged to contact Heather Engstrom, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, at 257-2200, ext. 1020.

2017-2018 Textbook Adoption Information

The State Board of Education issued Proclamation 2017 which calls for instructional materials review and selection in the following subject areas:

  • Career and Technical Education
  • Languages Other than English (Spanish and German)   

Community members are invited to comment on instructional materials that are being considered for adoption in the areas of Languages Other Than English (Spanish and German) and high school career and technical education courses. Most of the materials are available online, but some resources are only available for viewing in a textbook format. The hard copy materials can be viewed Wednesday and Thursday, April 12th and April 13th, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kerrville ISD Administration Building, 1009 Barnett, Kerrville, TX 78028.   

Please direct questions or comments to the following individuals:  
Languages Other Than English: Heather Engstrom, heather.engstrom@kerrvilleisd.net (830)257-2200 ext. 1020

Career and Technical Education: Sylvia Flannery,
sylvia.flannery@kerrvilleisd.net (830)257-2200 ext. 1030

The window for providing Instructional Materials community comments is open from April 13th to April 14th, 2017.

Please click here to find the textbook review list.