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Texas Education Code (TEC) -
The TEC includes laws and rules passed by the state legislature. It applies to
most educational institutions that are supported in whole or part by state
Texas Administrative Rules (TAC) -
The TAC are adopted by the State Board of Education or the Commissioner of
Education under authority granted by state law.
State Board of Education Rules (SBOE)
- These rules define how the SBOE conducts and takes public comments
and testimony at board meetings.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) -
This legislation provided federal funds to support
public education, particularly in resource-poor, low income settings.
Legislative Briefing Book -
After each legislative session the TEA produces a briefing book that describes
new laws that impact public education.
Office of the Texas Attorney General(OAG) – The OAG office provides information on Open Government in Texas
including Texas laws, decisions, letter rulings, and other resources.
Family Policy Compliance Office(FPCO) – The FPCO provides information on the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy (FERPA) and the Protection of Public Rights Amendment
Texas State Library and Archive
Commission – The commission assists local government and state agencies in
records management, including records retention of public school
districts in Texas.
Texas Homeless Education Office -
This link provides information on the laws and resources available for
educating homeless children in Texas.
US Department of Education (USDOE)
– The USDOE is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy
for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education.
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) – The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is granted
authority to set immunization requirements by the TEC, Chapter 38, Health &
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