Adopted State Board of Education Rules - Not Yet Effective

All new rules or amendments to existing rules with effective dates in the future are available on this site after the agency has filed the rules with the Texas Register. Rule actions will remain on this page until their effective dates.

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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If there are changes to rule text since it was published as proposed, the changes are shown in a separate document.

The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these adopted rules.


Adopted Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter D, Special Education Services and Settings, §89.61, Contracting for Residential Educational Placements for Students with Disabilities, and §89.63, Instructional Arrangements and Settings
Summary: The adopted repeals implement House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, which removed the SBOE's rulemaking authority related to instructional arrangements in special education. The repeals were adopted without changes since published as proposed.
Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: September 2021 
Effective Date: October 26, 2021


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter B, Texas Education Agency Audit Functions, §109.25, State Compensatory Education Program Reporting and Auditing System
Summary: The adopted amendment updates references to statutory citations that were renumbered by House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019. The amendment was adopted without changes since published as proposed.
Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: September 2021 
Effective Date: October 26, 2021


Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 115, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§115.11-115.17; Subchapter B, Middle School, §§115.25-115.28; and Subchapter C, High School, §§115.37-115.40
Summary: The new sections update the standards to reflect current health education research and best practices and align with changes to requirements in statute. The new sections were adopted with changes since published as proposed.
Changes to Subchapter A since published as proposed
Changes to Subchapter B since published as proposed
Changes to Subchapter C since published as proposed
Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2020
Effective Date: August 1, 2022


Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 116, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§116.11-116.17; Subchapter B, Middle School, §§116.25-116.28; and Subchapter C, High School, §§116.61-116.64
Summary: The new sections update the standards to reflect current physical education research and best practices and align with changes to requirements in state statute. The new sections were adopted with changes since published as proposed.
Changes to Subchapter A since published as proposed
Changes to Subchapter B since published as proposed
Changes to Subchapter C since published as proposed
Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2020
Effective Date: August 1, 2022


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