Proposed Commissioner of Education Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals being considered by the commissioner of education are available here. The rule text on this page reflects what was filed as proposed with the Texas Register. Rule actions will remain on this page until approved for adoption by the commissioner 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.

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PROPOSED RULES WITH OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter DD, Instructional Materials Portal, §66.1403, Instructional Materials to be Included in the Instructional Materials Portal
Summary: The proposed amendment would modify the rule to specify how the State Board of Education may nominate an instructional material for inclusion in the evaluation of quality process.
Publication in the Texas Register: March 6, 2020
Public Comment Period: March 6, 2020-April 6, 2020

Public Comment Period End Date Extended to April 17, 2020

Proposed Effective Date: June 7, 2020

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §66.1403


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Participation of English Language Learners in State Assessments, Division 1, Assessments of English Language Proficiency and Academic Content for English Language Learners, §101.1003, English Language Proficiency Assessments
Summary: The proposed amendment would modify the rule to provide clarification for the assessment of English learners with significant cognitive disabilities.
Publication in the Texas Register: February 28, 2020
Public Comment Period: February 28, 2020-March 30, 2020

Public Comment Period End Date Extended to April 17, 2020

Proposed Effective Date: May 31, 2020

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §101.1003


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Truancy Prevention Measures and Sanctions, §129.1049, Truancy Reporting Requirements
Summary: The proposed new rule would reflect the new truancy reporting requirements enacted by House Bill 548, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.
Publication in the Texas Register: February 21, 2020
Public Comment Period: February 21, 2020-March 23, 2020

Public Comment Period End Date Extended to April 17, 2020

Proposed Effective Date: May 31, 2020

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §129.1049


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 153, School District Personnel, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Professional Development, §153.1011, Beginning Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program, and New §153.1011, Mentor Program Allotment
Summary: The proposed rule actions would repeal the existing teacher mentorship rule and add a new rule to implement the mentor program allotment enacted by House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.
Publication in the Texas Register: March 20, 2020
Public Comment Period: March 20, 2020-April 20, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: June 21, 2020

Send a public comment on Proposed Repeal of and New 19 TAC §153.1011


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on School Finance, §61.1000, Maximum Compressed Tax Rate Calculation and Data Collection
Summary: The proposed new rule would reflect changes made by House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, by explaining how Texas Education Agency will collect data and calculate and make available maximum tier one tax rates using local property values.
Publication in the Texas Register: January 17, 2020
Public Comment Period: January 17, 2020-February 18, 2020
Public Hearing Notice: A public hearing to solicit testimony and input on the proposal will be held at 8:30 a.m. on February 5, 2020, in Room 1-104, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing must sign in between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing. The hearing will conclude once all who have signed in have been given the opportunity to comment. Questions about the hearing should be directed to Forecasting and Fiscal Analysis at (512) 463-8891.
Proposed Effective Date: March 31, 2020


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on School Finance, §61.1011, Formula Transition Grant
Summary: The proposed new rule would implement changes made by House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, by explaining how Texas Education Agency will calculate additional funding available to certain school districts.
Publication in the Texas Register: February 7, 2020
Public Comment Period: February 7, 2020-March 9, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: May 17, 2020


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules on Reporting Requirements, §61.1026, Statutorily Required Reporting though the Public Education Information Management System
Summary: The proposed new rule would implement legislation that requires school districts to report information on the availability of school counselors and expanded learning opportunities through the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS).
Publication in the Texas Register: February 14, 2020
Public Comment Period: February 14, 2020-March 16, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: May 24, 2020


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter FF, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Veterans and Military Dependents, Division 2, Military-Connected Students, §61.1063, Purple Star Campus Designation
Summary: The proposed new rule would implement Senate Bill 1557, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, by adopting in rule the criteria campuses must demonstrate in order to qualify to apply for and earn the Purple Star Designation.
Publication in the Texas Register: January 10, 2020
Public Comment Period: January 10, 2020-February 10, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: April 13, 2020


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on College and Career Readiness, §74.1003, Industry-Based Certifications for Public School Accountability
Summary: The proposed amendment would specify that, beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the list of industry-based certifications to be used for public school accountability will be provided in the annually adopted accountability manual.
Publication in the Texas Register: February 14, 2020
Public Comment Period: February 14, 2020-March 16, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: May 24, 2020


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating English Language Learners
Summary: The proposed revisions would update the rules to use more current terminology, provide clarifications, make technical edits, and remove outdated provisions.
Publication in the Texas Register: December 20, 2019 
Public Comment Period: December 20, 2019-January 20, 2019 
Proposed Effective Date: March 30, 2020


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 100, Charters, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Open-Enrollment Charter Schools, Division 1, General Provisions, §100.1010, Performance Frameworks
Summary: The proposed amendment would adopt in rule the 2019 Charter School Performance Frameworks (CSPF) Manual, which would be updated to comply with statutory provisions and clarify the operation of the CSPF to rate the performance of open-enrollment charter schools in Texas.
Publication in the Texas Register: November 22, 2019 
Public Comment Period: November 22, 2019-December 23, 2019
Proposed Effective Date: February 23, 2020 

Proposed 2019 Charter School Performance Frameworks Manual


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 100, Charters, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Open-Enrollment Charter Schools, Division 2, Commissioner Action and Intervention, §100.1033, Charter Amendment
Summary: The proposed amendment would modify the existing rule to reflect Senate Bill 668, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, and clarify existing procedures.
Publication in the Texas Register: November 29, 2019 
Public Comment Period: November 29, 2019-December 30, 2019
Proposed Effective Date: March 1, 2020


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules, §129.1025, Adoption by Reference: Student Attendance Accounting Handbook
Summary: The proposed amendment would adopt by reference the 2019-2020 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook: Version 2 that includes amendments to incorporate changes made by recent legislation, including House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.
Publication in the Texas Register: February 7, 2020
Public Comment Period: February 7, 2020-March 9, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: May 10, 2020


 

Contact Information

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Phone: (512) 475-1497
Email: rules@tea.texas.gov