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Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter D, Special Education Services and Settings, §89.63, Instructional Arrangements and Settings

Summary: The adopted amendment addresses the mainstream, off-home campus, and vocational adjustment class/program instructional arrangements. The amendment was adopted with changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2014)
(Future Effective Date: January 1, 2015)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §89.63 (PDF)


Adopted Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§111.11-111.17, and Subchapter B, Middle School, §§111.21-111.24, and Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter A, Elementary, §111.1, and Subchapter B, Middle School, §111.25

Summary: The adopted repeals remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten-Grade 8 mathematics, and related implementation language, that were superseded by 19 TAC §§111.1-111.7 and 111.25-111.28 of this chapter beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. The adopted amendments remove references to rules that are repealed. The repeals and amendments were adopted without changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2014)
(Future Effective Date: December 31, 2014)

Text of 19 TAC Chapter 111, Subchapter A, §§111.11-111.17, and Subchapter B, §§111.21-111.24, to be repealed
Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Subchapters A and B (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses

Summary: The adopted amendments amend existing rules to require that Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, as applicable. The amendments were adopted without changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2014)
(Future Effective Date: August 24, 2015)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapter D (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter D, Other Languages Other Than English Courses

Summary: The adopted amendments change the implementation of the recently revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for languages other than English to the 2017-2018 school year. The amendments were adopted without changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2014)
(Future Effective Date: December 31, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Subchapters A, B, and D (PDF)


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter B, Student Attendance Accounting, §129.21, Requirements for Student Attendance Accounting for State Funding Purposes

Summary: The adopted amendment updates statutory references in the rule text to reflect changes from the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. The amendment was adopted without changes from what was published as proposed.

(Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2014)
(Future Effective Date: December 31, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §129.21 (PDF)