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.

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on School Finance, §61.1016, Hazardous Transportation Funding
(Publication in the May 4, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: May 4, 2018 - June 4, 2018)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §61.1016 (PDF)


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on School Finance, §61.1017, Alternative Compensatory Education Allotment Calculation
(Publication in the June 22, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: June 22, 2018 - July 23, 2018)
Public Hearing Notice: A public hearing on the proposed new rule will be held at 9:00 a.m. on July 9, 2018, in Room 1-104, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing must sign in between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing. The hearing will conclude once all who have signed in have been given the opportunity to comment. Questions about the hearing should be directed to Nora Rainey, State Funding, (512) 463-7298.

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §61.1017 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §61.1017


Withdrawal of and Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning School Facilities, §61.1034, New Instructional Facility Allotment
(Publication in the June 15, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: June 15, 2018 - July 16, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §61.1034 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §61.1034


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating English Language Learners
(Publication in the April 20, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: April 20, 2018 - May 21, 2018)

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


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter AA, Accountability and Performance Monitoring, §97.1001, Accountability Rating System
(Publication in the May 18, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: May 18, 2018 - June 18, 2018)
Public Hearing Notice: A public hearing on the proposed amendment will be held at 8:30 a.m. on June 1, 2018, in Room 1-111, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing must sign in between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing. The hearing will conclude once all who have signed in have been given the opportunity to comment. Questions about the hearing should be directed to Performance Reporting at (512) 463-9704.

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §97.1001 (PDF)


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter AA, Accountability and Performance Monitoring, §97.1002, Accountability Rating System Provisions Related to Hurricane Harvey
(Publication in the June 8, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: June 8, 2018 - July 9, 2018)
Public Hearing Notice: A public hearing on the proposed new rule will be held at 8:30 a.m. on June 22, 2018, in Room 1-111, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing must sign in between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing. The hearing will conclude once all who have signed in have been given the opportunity to comment. Questions about the hearing should be directed to Performance Reporting at (512) 463-9704.

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §97.1002 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §97.1002


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter AA, Accountability and Performance Monitoring, §97.1005, Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System
(Publication in the May 18, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: May 18, 2018 - June 18, 2018)
Public Hearing Notice: Public hearings on the proposed amendment will be held from 8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of testimony or not later than 11:30 a.m. on June 4 and 8, 2018, in Room 1-111, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Individuals who wish to testify at the hearing should sign in at the hearing site; no prior registration is necessary. Questions about the hearing should be directed to Performance-Based Monitoring at (512) 936-6426.

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §97.1005 (PDF)


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions, Division 1, Status, Standards, and Sanctions, §97.1062, Applicability of Intervention Pause under District Partnerships or Mathematics Innovation Zones
(Publication in the June 1, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: June 1, 2018 - July 2, 2018)
Public Hearing Notice: A public hearing on the proposed new section will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the conclusion of testimony or not later than 11:00 a.m. on June 25, 2018, in Room 1-100, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Individuals who wish to testify at the hearing should sign in at the hearing site; no prior registration is necessary. Questions about the hearing should be directed to Lindsay Denman at (512) 463-5226.

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §97.1062 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §97.1062


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions, Division 1, Status, Standards, and Sanctions, §97.1070, Increasing Intensity of Interventions and Sanctions
(Publication in the June 1, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: June 1, 2018 - July 2, 2018)
Public Hearing Notice: A public hearing on the proposed new section will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the conclusion of testimony or not later than 3:00 p.m. on June 25, 2018, in Room 1-100, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Individuals who wish to testify at the hearing should sign in at the hearing site; no prior registration is necessary. Questions about the hearing should be directed to Lindsay Denman at (512) 463-5226.

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §97.1070 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §97.1070


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 100, Charters, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Open-Enrollment Charter Schools, Division 1, General Provisions, §100.1010, Performance Frameworks
(Publication in the May 4, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: May 4, 2018 - June 4, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §100.1010 (PDF)


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 103, Health and Safety, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning School Safety and Discipline, §103.1207, Unauthorized Persons: Refusal of Entry, Ejection, Identification, and Appeal
(Publication in the May 4, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: May 4, 2018 - June 4, 2018)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §103.1207 (PDF)


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 103, Health and Safety, Subchapter DD, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Video Surveillance of Certain Special Education Settings
(Publication in the December 22, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)

(Public Comment Period: December 22, 2017 – January 22, 2018)

Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 103, Subchapter DD (PDF)  


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Financial Accountability, §109.1001, Financial Accountability Ratings
(Publication in the April 13, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: April 13, 2018 - May 14, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §109.1001 (PDF)
Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules, §129.1027, Optional Flexible School Day Program
(Publication in the May 11, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: May 11, 2018 - June 11, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §129.1027 (PDF)
Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules, §129.1029, Optional Flexible Year Program
(Publication in the March 30, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: March 30, 2018 - April 30, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §129.1029 (PDF)