What is the TexQuest Program Participation Fee for 2020-2021?
The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) has set the FY 2021 annual program participation fee at 29 cents per student, based on district enrollment. The October 2019 enrollment figure will be used to calculate the FY 2021 invoice. TEA district enrollment is found on AskTED. The State Fiscal Year runs from September 1 – August 31.
What time period is covered in our September payment?
Payment of the September 2019 invoice (SFY 2020) maintains District program participation from September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020.
What if a district signs up during the school year?
If a District that has never participated in TexQuest signs up for TexQuest after March 30, they will gain access to TexQuest resources for the remainder of that Fiscal Year and be invoiced for the next Fiscal Year the following September.
How can I make sure my district has paid the invoice?
Check with TSLAC if you are unsure of your district’s payment status. Email AR@tsl.texas.gov.
NOTE: The TexQuest Support Center at ESC 20 does not handle questions about invoicing or payments.
Can we use TIMA (Technology and Instructional Materials Allotment) funds to pay for TexQuest?
According to TEA, the TexQuest participation fees are an allowable expense using TIMA (Technology and Instructional Materials Allotment)) funds. The district enters TexQuest as an instructional resource and requests a disbursement to cover the TexQuest participation fee. Your district can use funds from other sources if it chooses. How your district funds TexQuest is a local decision.
Who do I contact for information on TexQuest invoicing and/or payments?
The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) administers the TexQuest program and is responsible for all matters pertaining to invoicing and payments.
Contact TSLAC Accounting Department at AR@tsl.texas.gov or call 512-463-5512.
Note: The TexQuest Support Center at ESC-20 does not handle questions about invoicing or payments.
What is TSLAC's remittance address for purchase orders and payments?
REMIT TO: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
PO Box 12516
Austin, TX 78711-2516
Federal Employer Identification Number: 74-6000126
How does my district set up TSLAC as a vendor?
If your District purchasing office requires forms, such as a W-9 or sole source letter, email AR@tsl.texas.gov.
Many District Purchasing Offices ask for a Disclosure Form:
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is a political subdivision of the state of Texas, and therefore not subject to the disclosure requirements of Chapter 176, Texas Local Government Code. Please refer to Texas Local Government Code, Title 5, Subtitle C, Chapter 176, Section 176.002 (b) (1).
What happens if my district does not pay the invoice?
Districts that do not pay the September 2020 invoice will lose access to TexQuest resources in February 2021. Access will be restored when the invoice is paid. The district contacts on file will be notified of the District’s re-activated status via an email from the TexQuest Support Center.
If my district loses access, do we have to sign up again?
To re-establish access to TexQuest resources during the current year, pay your district’s invoice. Contact TSLAC Accounting at AR@tsl.texas.gov if you need another copy of your invoice or if you have questions.
NOTE: If your district has not participated in TexQuest for more than one fiscal year, contact TSLAC Accounting for instructions.
In case my district does not pay, can my campus continue to participate?
Access to TexQuest is for district-level only.
Funding for TexQuest is provided in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in combination with state and local funds.