Proposed Commissioner of Education Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals being considered by the commissioner of education are available here. You may submit public comments on proposed rules electronically to rules@tea.texas.gov. Please specify in your message the rule actions to which your comments apply. Please note the specific public comment period established for each rule proposal.

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Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 70, Technology-Based Instruction, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) 
(Publication in the September 19, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: September 19, 2014 - October 20, 2014)

Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 70, Subchapter AA (PDF) 

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules Concerning High School Graduation, §74.1030, Community-Based Fine Arts Programs 
(Publication in the August 15, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: August 15, 2014 - September 15, 2014) 

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §74.1030 (PDF) 

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Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Special Education Services, Division 2, Clarification of Provisions in Federal Regulations and State Law, Division 4, Special Education Funding, Division 5, Special Education and Related Service Personnel, and Division 7, Dispute Resolution 
(Publication in the June 13, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: June 13, 2014 - July 14, 2014) 

Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Subchapter AA (PDF) 

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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions, and Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter DD, Investigative Reports, Sanctions, and Record Reviews
(Publication in the November 14, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: November 14, 2014 - December 15, 2014)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 97, Subchapter EE (PDF)

Text of Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 97, Subchapter DD (PDF)

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program, Division 3, Security of Assessments, Required Test Administration Procedures and Training Activities, §101.3031, Required Test Administration Procedures and Training Activities to Ensure Validity, Reliability, and Security of Assessments
(Publication in the December 5, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: December 5, 2014 - January 5, 2015)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §101.3031 (PDF)

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program, Division 4, Performance Standards, §101.3041, Performance Standards
(Publication in the December 19, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: December 19, 2014 - January 20, 2015)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §101.3041 (PDF)

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