What does HB 396 mean for your district?

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Effective September 1st, 2019, HB 396 allows school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to use funds allotted from the instructional materials and technology fund to purchase inventory software or systems for storing and accessing instructional materials.



What does this mean for your district?

House Bill 396 expands the use of the state instructional materials and technology fund. The legislation now allows Texas school districts to use Technology and Instructional Materials Allotment (TIMA) funds to purchase inventory software to manage assets and instructional materials throughout their entire life cycle, enabling administrators to make confident data-driven decisions about the use of those materials. Your district can identify enrollment needs, account for losses, and manage purchases in a cost-effective way.


TIMA can be used to upgrade your inventory management system or pay for ongoing yearly maintenance. Allocate these funds to purchase and maintain a software designed specifically for K-12 administrators to track assets; saving time, money, and resources. Districts of all sizes can use these funds to purchase asset management software to benefit each campus across every department. By increasing accountability and automating the tracking of funds used to purchase assets and materials, your district benefits from using these funds to purchase or maintain software like TIPWeb-IT or TIPWeb-IM.


Accessible for School Districts of All Sizes

Hayes Software Systems is supporting over 150 school districts in Texas alone. The needs of each district are unique and different, and we customize solutions for each of them. Districts of any size can access these tools, with special pricing tailored for school districts with under 5,000 student enrollment, automating time consuming processes with barcode and RFID technology. We’re excited that HB 396 better allows your district to efficiently manage assets.

Hayes has been helping schools manage curriculum, streamline workflows, and track assets for nearly 30 years. We’re a team of inventory experts and we’re here to help! We love learning about the unique needs of each school district, so schedule a call with us and learn how TIPWeb-IT & TIPWeb-IM can help your district.

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Asset Management System

Be confident in knowing what you have, where it is, and how it’s being used.

Empower your district with an asset management system that enables you to work smarter by efficiently managing district and campus inventory in a single solution. Eliminate repetitive manual data entry, tedious paper processes, and information silos.



TIPWeb-IM - Textbook Inventory Management Software

Instructional Materials Management System

Streamline your instructional material management.

Gain control over your print and digital instructional materials so that your district can streamline inventory and distribution, automate data between your SIS and HR systems, and ultimately reduce textbook losses.


About Hayes Software Systems

By offering SaaS software and services tailor-made for the unique needs of education professionals for nearly 30 years, Hayes has helped over 8,000 schools, including 35 of the largest 100 districts in the country, implement asset management solutions. Hayes is a privately held company specializing in asset management software and services to support K-12 inventory accountability. While primarily servicing K-12 school systems, Hayes also has customers in higher education, state agencies, and government entities.

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