Proposed State Board of Education Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals approved for first reading by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and filed with the Texas Register are available here. The rule text on this page reflects what was approved for first reading by the SBOE. Rule actions will remain on this page until approved for second reading by the SBOE and filed as adopted with the Texas Register. The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these proposed rules.

During the proposed rule's 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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The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these proposed rules.


PROPOSED RULES WITH OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter B, State Adoption of Instructional Materials 
Summary: The proposed revisions would update rules related to state review and adoption of instructional materials.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 4, 2019-November 8, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in November 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Send a public comment on Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 66, Subchapter B 

 


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs
Summary: The proposed amendment would update the rule to modify the requirements for approval of innovative courses, specify that innovative courses cannot be approved if they substantially duplicate the content of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills-based courses, and add requirements for review of ethnic studies innovative courses approved by the commissioner.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 4, 2019-November 8, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in November 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §74.27 

 


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter B, Student Attendance Accounting, §129.21, Requirements for Student Attendance Accounting for State Funding Purposes
Summary: The proposed amendment would update the rule to allow districts and charter schools flexibility for selecting an official attendance-taking time during a campus's instructional day.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 4, 2019-November 8, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in November 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §129.21 

 


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.6, College and Career Readiness and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment 

Summary: The proposed amendment would update the alignment charts for the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills to add a new alignment chart for English language arts and to reflect changes resulting from recent updates to the English language arts and mathematics CCRS.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

CCRS/TEKS Alignment Chart for Mathematics 

CCRS/TEKS Alignment Chart for English/Language Arts 
 


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.11, High School Graduation Requirements

Summary: The proposed amendment would update the rule to align with the requirements of Texas Education Code, §28.025(b-7), which allows a student who completes the core curriculum of a Texas institution of higher education while in high school to earn an endorsement, the distinguished level of achievement, and a high school diploma.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 26, 2019
 


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders
Summary: The proposed amendment would require each school district and open-enrollment charter school to report to the Texas Education Agency the results of the required screening for dyslexia and related disorders for students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 in accordance with Texas Education Code, §38.003(a).
First Reading and Filing Authorization: June 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: August 2, 2019 – September 6, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in September 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

 


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.30, Identification of Honors Courses 
Summary: The proposed amendment would update the list of languages other than English (LOTE) courses designated as honors courses to align with recent changes to the LOTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: June 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: August 2, 2019 – September 6, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in September 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Contact Information

Rulemaking Unit
Phone: (512) 475-1497
Email: rules@tea.texas.gov