Adopted State Board of Education Rules - Not Yet Effective

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Under state law, the State Board of Education (SBOE) must adopt a rule at least 90 days before the beginning of the school year for it to be effective for that school year. The exception to this process is if state or federal law requires an earlier effective date or the SBOE approves the rule by a two-thirds majority.

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The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these adopted rules.


Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 120, Other Essential Knowledge and Skills, Subchapter A, Character Traits
Summary: The new sections add new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for positive character traits for Kindergarten-Grade 12 in accordance with House Bill 1026, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019. The new sections were adopted without changes since published as proposed.
Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: September 2020
Effective Date: August 1, 2021


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Contact Information

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