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.

The following links present the preamble filed with the Texas Register in PDF format. The preamble includes information describing the proposed rule action as well as the rule text. The PDF contains a bookmark that will allow you to navigate directly to the beginning of the rule text using the bookmarks feature of your PDF reader.

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The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these proposed rules.


PROPOSED RULES WITH OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Currently, there are no State Board of Education rules with open public comment periods.


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 Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.12, Foundation High School Program, and §74.13, Endorsements

Summary: The proposed amendments would align with recent changes to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for fine arts and establish courses to be included in a cybersecurity pathway for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics endorsement.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: January-February 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: February 22, 2019 - March 29, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2019

 


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter C, Adoptions By Reference, §109.41, Financial Accountability System Resource Guide 

Summary: The proposed amendment would reference the updated Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG) and remove language relating to the commissioner's role in amending the FASRG.

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

 


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 110, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading 

Summary: The proposed amendments would update the rules to align with recent revisions to the College and Career Readiness Standards and make technical adjustments, including the correction of inconsistencies that have been identified. The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills adopted to be effective in 2009 for elementary and middle school English language arts and reading and related implementation language that will be superseded by new 19 TAC §§110.1-110.7 and 110.21-110.24 beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

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


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses 

Summary: The proposed revisions would repeal a rule that is outdated and duplicative of other SBOE rules and would add four new International Baccalaureate courses to the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.

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 1, 2019


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 114, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English, Subchapter C, High School, §114.53, Advanced Language for Career Applications (One Credit) 

Summary: The proposed amendment would eliminate language that is outdated and no longer necessary.

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 Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.36, Digital Forensics (One-Half to One Credit), Beginning with School Year 2012-2013, and Proposed New 19 TAC §126.36, Digital Forensics (One Credit), Beginning with School Year 2019-2020

Summary: The proposed repeal and new rule would update the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for the Digital Forensics course and the amount of credit available for the course.

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 1, 2019


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter C, High School, §126.51, Principles of Cybersecurity (One Credit), and §126.52, Cybersecurity (One Credit)

Summary: The proposed new sections would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for two new technology applications courses in cybersecurity for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.

First Reading and Filing Authorization: January-February 2019 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: February 22, 2019 - March 29, 2019. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2019 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2019

 

 


 

Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 128, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language 

Summary: The proposed amendments would update the rules to align with recent revisions to the College and Career Readiness Standards and make technical adjustments, including the correction of inconsistencies that have been identified. The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills adopted to be effective in 2009 for elementary and middle school Spanish language arts and reading and related implementation language that will be superseded by new 19 TAC §§128.1-128.7 and 128.20-128.23 beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

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