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. 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 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

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC §74.12 and §74.13


Procedural Action Related to 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 section would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for a new high school social studies course on Mexican American studies for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. This rule action reflects the re-filing of the proposal adopted by the SBOE in September 2018, which expired due to a procedural error by the Texas Education Agency.

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: July 1, 2019

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §113.50


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

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §126.51 and §126.52

 


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS BUT NOT YET FILED AS ADOPTED


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
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 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
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)