Commissioner of Education Rules — Texas Administrative Code

Commissioner of education rules are part of a larger body of state agency rules known as the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). The Office of the Secretary of State collects and publishes these rules. Commissioner rules are codified under Title 19, Part II, of the TAC. Title 19 is Education, and Part II is the Texas Education Agency. The commissioner of education may adopt new rules or amendments to or repeals of existing rules.

Use the following links to view commissioner rules that are currently in effect and rules the commissioner has recently updated.

NOTE: The Texas Education Agency makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this Internet site is secure; however, due to the limitations of Internet security, the rules published here are for information only and do not represent legal documentation.

Commissioner Rules

The following links provide information on proposed commissioner rules, adopted commissioner rules that have not yet taken effect, summaries of previous commissioner rule adoptions, procedures concerning commissioner rules, and procedures for individuals to petition for commissioner rule changes.

Commissioner Rule Review Plan

Texas Government Code, §2001.039, establishes a four-year rule review cycle for all state agency rules, including commissioner of education rules. The rule review is designed to ensure that "the reason for adopting or readopting the rule continues to exist."

Use the following links to view commissioner rules currently under review or the rule review plan by either the chapter number or the date the review begins:

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Contact Information

For questions about the process of proposing, adopting, or publishing Texas Administrative Code rules; reviewing existing rules; or petitioning for rule changes, email the Rulemaking Division at