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.

If you have questions about the public comment process for proposed rulemaking, please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact the TEA Rulemaking Unit at (512) 475-1497 or by email at rules@tea.texas.gov.

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 53, Regional Education Service Centers, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules, §53.1010, Application of Disclosure of Interested Parties
Publication in the Texas Register: September 14, 2018
Public Comment Period: September 14, 2018 - October 15, 2018

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §53.1010 (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 Texas Register: June 1, 2018
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)


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 Texas Register: June 1, 2018
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)


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
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)


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter DD, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Substitute Assessments for Graduation, §101.4002, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness End-of-Course Substitute Assessments
Publication in the Texas Register: October 19, 2018
Public Comment Period: October 19, 2018 - November 19, 2018

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §101.4002 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §101.4002


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 Texas Register: August 31, 2018
Public Comment Period: August 31, 2018 - October 1, 2018
Public Hearing Notice: A public hearing to solicit testimony and input on the proposed amendment and new rule will be held at 8:30 a.m. on September 24, 2018, in Room 1-100, 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. 

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


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 105, Foundation School Program, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Charter School Funding, §105.1011, Additional State Aid for Open-Enrollment Charter School Facilities
Publication in the Texas Register: August 24, 2018
Public Comment Period: August 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §105.1011 (PDF)