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 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 Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses, §113.70, Concurrent Enrollment in College Courses

Summary: The proposed repeal would remove a rule that is outdated and no longer necessary.

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: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Text of Proposed Repeals of 19 TAC §113.69 and §113.70 (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)

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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)

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