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. The rule text on this page reflects what was filed as proposed with the Texas Register. Rule actions will remain on this page until approved for adoption by the commissioner and filed as adopted with the Texas Register.

During the proposed rule public comment period, you may submit public comments electronically using the public comment form. See proposals below for their comment periods.

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 76, Extracurricular Activities, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules, §76.1001, Extracurricular Activities

Summary: The proposed amendment would allow a student who has not passed all his or her classes but who is enrolled in a state-approved music course that participates in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sightreading Evaluation to perform with the ensemble during the UIL evaluation performance.

Publication in the Texas Register: November 9, 2018
Public Comment Period: November 9, 2018 - December 10, 2018

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §76.1001 (PDF)

Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program, Division 1, Implementation of Assessment Instruments, §101.3011, Implementation and Administration of Academic Content Area Assessment Instruments 

Summary: The proposed amendment would require Texas public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to administer to students assessments in any subject and grade required by federal law but not administered by the Texas Education Agency under Texas Education Code, §39.023, and would specify the assessments to be given to certain students.

Publication in the Texas Register: August 24, 2018
Public Comment Period: August 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §101.3011 (PDF)