Commissioner of education rules are part of a larger body of state agency rules known as the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). The Office of the Secretary of State collects and publishes these rules. Commissioner rules are codified under Title 19, Part II, of the TAC. Title 19 is Education, and Part II is the Texas Education Agency. The commissioner of education may adopt new rules or amendments to or repeals of existing rules.
Use the following links to view commissioner rules that are currently in effect and rules the commissioner has recently updated.
Texas Administrative Code - Currently in Effect (last updated 06-27-17) (Chapter 97, Subchapter AA)
Updates to the Texas Administrative Code (last updated 09-27-16)
NOTE: The Texas Education Agency makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this Internet site is secure; however, due to the limitations of Internet security, the rules published here are for information only and do not represent legal documentation.
The following links provide information on proposed commissioner rules, adopted commissioner rules that have not yet taken effect, summaries of previous commissioner rule adoptions, procedures concerning commissioner rules, and procedures for individuals to petition for commissioner rule changes.
Proposed Rules (last updated 06-14-17)
Adopted Rules - Not Yet Effective (last updated 06-27-17)
Withdrawn Rules (last updated 12-12-16)
Summary of Rule Adoptions (last updated 09-27-16)
Procedures Concerning Commissioner Rules
Procedures to Petition for Adoption of Commissioner of Education Rule Changes
Commissioner Rule Review Plan
Texas Government Code, §2001.039, establishes a four-year rule review cycle for all state agency rules, including commissioner of education rules. The rule review is designed to ensure that "the reason for adopting or readopting the rule continues to exist."
Use the following links to view commissioner rules currently under review or the rule review plan by either the chapter number or the date the review begins:
Commissioner Rules Currently Under Review (last updated 03-22-17)
2013-2017 Rule Review Plan Listed by Chapter
2013-2017 Rule Review Plan Listed by Begin Review Date
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