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 Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.5, Academic Achievement Record (Transcript) and High School Diploma

Summary: The proposal would update the rule to align with recent legislative changes.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: January 2016 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the March 4, 2016 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: April 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §74.5 (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 New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter D, Other Technology Applications Courses, §126.65, Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles (One Credit), Adopted 2016

Summary: The proposed rule action would add a new Advanced Placement computer science course as an option for a student to use to earn credit toward high school graduation requirements.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: January 2016 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the March 4, 2016 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: April 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §126.65 (PDF)

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter B, High School, §127.16, Extended Career Preparation (One Credit), Adopted 2016

Summary: The proposal would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for a new career preparation course to allow students to earn up to a total of three credits each in Career Preparation I and Career Preparation II for implementation in the 2017-2018 school year.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: January 2016 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the March 4, 2016 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: April 2016 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §127.16 (PDF)

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