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 Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules

Summary: The proposed amendments would better reflect the Permanent School Fund asset allocation and consolidate some provisions to avoid repetition.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2016 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the May 13, 2016 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: July 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 33, Subchapter A (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)
(Second Reading and Final Adoption: January and April 2016 SBOE meetings)

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

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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter C, Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

Summary: The proposed amendments would update provisions related to the administration of high school equivalency examinations by multiple providers, including offering both paper-based and computer-based testing formats; accommodations for applicants with documented disabilities; court-ordered examinations; and fees and other provisions for the issuance of certificates.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2016 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the May 13, 2016 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: July 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Subchapter C (PDF)

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Proposed 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 amendment would modify the requirements for taking attendance for board-approved off-campus activities to allow paraprofessionals to take attendance.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2016 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the May 13, 2016 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: July 2016 SBOE meeting)

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

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