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 theTexas 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.

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.

The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these proposed rules.

Rule text is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available on the Adobe website, to access PDF files.


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 adopt in rule as a figure the updated Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2018 SBOE meeting
Publication in the Texas Register: December 28, 2018
Public Comment Period: December 28, 2018 - January-February 2019 SBOE meeting
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §74.28 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §74.28


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.50, Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies (One Credit)

Summary: The proposed new rule would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for a new high school social studies course for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: June 2018 SBOE meeting
Publication in the Texas Register: July 13, 2018
Public Comment Period: July 13, 2018 - September 2018 SBOE meeting
Proposed Effective Date: August 26, 2019

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §113.50 (PDF)

Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies

Summary: The proposed revisions would streamline the social studies standards for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2018 SBOE meeting
Publication in the Texas Register: October 5, 2018
Public Comment Period: October 5, 2018 - November 2018 SBOE meeting
Proposed Effective Date: August 26, 2019.

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapter B (PDF)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapter C (PDF)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Subchapter D (PDF)
Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 117, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts, Subchapter C, High School, Adopted 2013, §117.327, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Standard Level (SL) (Two Credits), and §117.328, International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Higher Level (HL) (Two Credits)

Summary: The proposed new rules would add two IB courses to the fine arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills to align with current course offerings by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2018 SBOE meeting
Publication in the Texas Register: December 28, 2018
Public Comment Period: December 28, 2018 - January-February 2019 SBOE meeting
Proposed Effective Date: August 26, 2019

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §117.327 and §117.328 (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §117.327 and §117.328


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 118, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits

Summary: The proposed repeals would reflect the inclusion of economics courses in 19 TAC Chapter 113 for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2018 SBOE meeting
Publication in the Texas Register: October 5, 2018
Public Comment Period: October 5, 2018 - November 2018 SBOE meeting
Proposed Effective Date: August 26, 2019.

Text of Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 118 (PDF)