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 102, Educational Programs, Subchapter MM, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Supplemental Special Education Services Program, §102.1601, Supplemental Special Education Services and Instructional Materials Program for Certain Public School Students Receiving Special Education Services
Summary: The proposed amendment would reflect a grant source change and provide clarification.
Publication in the Texas Register: January 20, 2023
Public Comment Period: January 20, 2023-February 21, 2023
Public Hearing Information: Public hearings to solicit testimony and input on the proposal will be held at 9:00 a.m. on January 24 and 26, 2023, via Zoom. The public may participate in either hearing virtually by linking to the hearing at https://zoom.us/j/7366629670 or joining by SIP at 7366629670@zoomcrc.com. The public may attend one or both hearings. Anyone wishing to testify at one of the hearings must sign in between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the respective hearing. Each hearing will conclude once all who have signed in have been given the opportunity to comment. Each individual's comments are limited to three minutes, and each individual may comment only once. Both hearings will be recorded and made available publicly. Questions about the hearings should be directed to kristin.mcguire@tea.texas.gov.
Proposed Effective Date: May 2, 2023

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §102.1601


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 150, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Appraisal, Subchapter AA, Teacher Appraisal, §150.1012, Local Optional Teacher Designation System, §150.1013, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and §150.1014, Teacher Designation Performance Standards
Summary: The proposed amendments would update the requirements for a district's local designation system, establish fees and requirements for a district's local designation system renewal, and update the teacher designation performance standards.
Local Optional Teacher Designation System Application Statutorily Based Framework
Publication in the Texas Register: December 16, 2022
Public Comment Period: December 16, 2022-January 23, 2023 
Proposed Effective Date: March 28, 2023

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 150, Subchapter AA

PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS

Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning School Facilities, §61.1031, School Safety Requirements
Summary: The proposed new rule would implement requirements for school safety to ensure a safe and secure environment in Texas public schools.
Publication in the Texas Register: November 11, 2022
Public Comment Period: November 11-December 12, 2022
Public Hearing Information: A public hearing to solicit testimony and input on the proposal will be held at 9:00 a.m. on December 5, 2022, at the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-100, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing must sign in between 8:30 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. Each individual's comments are limited to three minutes, and each individual may comment only once. Individuals are encouraged to submit written comments along with their public testimony. Questions about the hearing should be directed to safeschools@tea.texas.gov.
Proposed Effective Date: March 1, 2023


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter GG, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Counseling Public School Students, §61.1073, Annual Assessment of School District Compliance
Summary: The proposed new rule would implement the statutory requirement for school districts to annually assess compliance with the district policy requiring a school counselor to spend at least 80 percent of the school counselor's total work time on duties that are components of a counseling program as required by Senate Bill 179, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.
Publication in the Texas Register: November 4, 2022
Public Comment Period: November 4-December 5, 2022
Proposed Effective Date: February 21, 2023


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter EE, Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions, Division 1, Status, Standards, and Sanctions, §97.1066, Campus Closure, and New §97.1066, Campus Repurposing and Closure
Summary: The proposed repeal and new rule would reflect changes to Texas Education Code, §39A.113, by House Bill 4205, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, and provide clarification to statutory provisions.
Publication in the Texas Register: December 2, 2022
Public Comment Period: December 2-January 9, 2023
Proposed Effective Date: March 21, 2023

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 rules@tea.texas.gov.