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. You may submit public comments on proposed rules electronically to rules@tea.texas.gov. Please specify in your message the rules to which your comments apply.

The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these rules.

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Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter D, Other Science Courses, §112.71, Principles of Technology (One Physics Credit), and §112.72, Other Courses for Which Students May Receive Science Credit

Summary: The proposed repeal would remove rules that are duplicative of other State Board of Education rules and are no longer necessary.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2017 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the October 6, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: November 2017 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC §112.71 and §112.72 (PDF)

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter C, Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, §130.121, Extended Practicum in Fashion Design (Two to Three Credits), Adopted 2015

Summary: The proposed amendment would change the amount of credit offered for the course to be consistent with other extended practicum courses.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2017 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the October 6, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: November 2017 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §130.121 (PDF)

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 157, Hearings and Appeals, Subchapter D, Independent Hearing Examiners, §157.41, Certification Criteria for Independent Hearing Examiners

Summary: The proposed amendment would allow the commissioner of education to decline to recertify an independent hearing examiner even if a written complaint from an attorney has not been received, add a factor that the commissioner may consider in the decision whether to recertify, and specify that the commissioner can take action against an independent hearing examiner's certification for violating statutory requirements.

(First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2017 SBOE meeting)
(Publication in the October 6, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: November 2017 SBOE meeting)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §157.41 (PDF)

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