Proposed State Board of Education Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals approved for first reading by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and filed with the Texas Register are available here. You may submit public comments on proposed rules electronically to rules@tea.texas.gov. Please specify in your message the rules to which your comments apply.

The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these rules.

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Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Subchapter C, Local Operations

Summary: The proposed revisions would update rules related to state review and adoption of instructional materials as well as ordering and distribution of instructional materials.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2015 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the December 18, 2015 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: January 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, Subchapter B (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 66, Subchapter C (PDF)

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment

Summary: The proposal would adopt charts indicating the alignment of the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Texas essential knowledge and skills, as required by House Bill 1613, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2015 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the December 25, 2015 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: January 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §74.6 (PDF)

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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements

Summary: The proposal would update the rules and align them with recent legislative changes.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2015 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the December 25, 2015 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: January 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Subchapter B (PDF)

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.49, Personal Financial Literacy (One-Half Credit), Adopted 2016

Summary: The proposal would add Texas essential knowledge and skills for a new personal financial literacy one-half credit elective course.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2015 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the December 25, 2015 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: January 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §113.49 (PDF)

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