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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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)


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions, Division 1, Status, Standards, and Sanctions, §97.1055, Accreditation Status
(Publication in the June 29, 2018 issue of the Texas Register)
(Public Comment Period: June 29, 2018 - July 30, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §97.1055 (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)


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)