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 61, School Districts, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on School Finance, §61.1019, Additional State Aid for Ad Valorem Tax Credits under the Texas Economic Development Act
Summary: The proposed amendment would update cross references to statute and modify the method of filing requests for additional state aid for ad valorem tax credits.
Publication in the Texas Register: August 28, 2020
Public Comment Period: August 28, 2020-October 12, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: December 22, 2020

Submit a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §61.1019


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter BB, Commissioner's Rules on Reporting Requirements, §61.1025, Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) Data and Reporting Standards
Summary: The proposed amendment would implement changes made by House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, by incorporating an additional reporting requirement about students who withdraw from or otherwise no longer attend public school.
Publication in the Texas Register: August 21, 2020
Public Comment Period: August 21, 2020-October 5, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: December 6, 2020

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §61.1025


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 103, Health and Safety, Subchapter EE, Safe and Supportive School Program and Trauma-Informed Care Policy and Training
Summary: The proposed new subchapter would implement Senate Bill 11, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, by establishing rules for a safe and supportive school program and trauma-informed care.
Publication in the Texas Register: September 11, 2020
Public Comment Period: September 11, 2020-October 12, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: December 6, 2020

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 103, Subchapter EE


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 2020-2021 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook. The proposed handbook is available on the TEA website at https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/financial-compliance/student-a….
Publication in the Texas Register: August 28, 2020
Public Comment Period: August 28, 2020- September 28, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: November 29, 2020

Submit a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §129.1025


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 129, Student Attendance, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules, §129.1027, Optional Flexible School Day Program
Summary: The proposed amendment would reflect statutory recodification resulting from House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, and align board meeting requirements with current practice.
Publication in the Texas Register: August 21, 2020
Public Comment Period: August 21, 2020-October 5, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: December 8, 2020

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §129.1027


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on School Finance, §61.1006, Foundation School Program Funding for Reimbursement of Disaster Remediation Costs
Summary: The proposed new rule would reflect changes made by House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, by establishing the criteria, funding sources, and procedures that a school district or an open-enrollment charter school, all or part of which is located in an area declared a disaster area by the governor under Texas Government Code, Chapter 418, must meet in order to receive disaster remediation expense reimbursement.
Publication in the Texas Register: July 10, 2020
Public Comment Period: July 10, 2020-August 24, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: November 8, 2020


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning School Facilities, §61.1038, School District Bond Enhancement Program, and §61.1039, Open-Enrollment Charter School Bond Enhancement Program
Summary: The proposed amendments would update cross references to state and federal statute and align language for open-enrollment charter schools to the rule on the Bond Guarantee Program for charter schools.
Publication in the Texas Register: August 7, 2020
Public Comment Period: August 7, 2020-September 21, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: December 1, 2020


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter CC, Commissioner's Rules Concerning School Facilities
Summary: The proposed revisions would remove an obsolete rule, provide an end date for the current school facilities standards rule, and create a new rule to implement the safety standards required by Senate Bill 11, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.
Publication in the Texas Register: May 15, 2020
Public Comment Period: May 15, 2020-June 29, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: September 1, 2020


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter AA, Commissioner's Rules on College and Career Readiness, §74.1005, College and Career Funding and Reimbursements
Summary: The proposed new rule would address the career and technology education allotment, the college preparation assessment reimbursement, and the industry-based certification examination reimbursement.
Publication in the Texas Register: May 1, 2020
Public Comment Period: May 1, 2020-June 15, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: August 30, 2020


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter EE, Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Statewide Testing Calendar and UIL Participation, §101.5001, Testing Calendar
Summary: The proposed amendment would modify the rule to provide additional flexibility for local education agencies that choose to test online.
Publication in the Texas Register: July 10, 2020
Public Comment Period: July 10, 2020-August 24, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: November 1, 2020


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 150, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Appraisal, Subchapter AA, Teacher Appraisal, §150.1014, Teacher Designation Performance Standards, and §150.1015, Local Optional Teacher Designation System Extenuating Circumstances
Summary: The proposed new rules would implement Texas Education Code, §21.3521, by establishing rules for teacher designation performance standards and addressing extenuating circumstances arising during the 2019-2020 school year.
Publication in the Texas Register: May 15, 2020
Public Comment Period: May 15, 2020-June 15, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: August 16, 2020


 

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