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.

The following links present the preamble filed with the Texas Register in PDF format. The preamble includes information describing the adopted rule action as well as the rule text. The PDF contains a bookmark that will allow you to navigate directly to the beginning of the rule text using the bookmarks feature of your PDF reader.

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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 New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§126.1-126.3 and 126.8-126.10; and Subchapter B, Middle School, §§126.17-126.19
Summary: The adopted new sections update the technology applications standards to ensure the standards remain current. The new sections were adopted without changes since published as proposed.
Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: June 2022
Effective Date: August 7, 2022


Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §§127.788-127.794
Summary: The new sections update the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for the high school cybersecurity and computer science courses to ensure the standards remain current. The new sections were adopted with changes since published as proposed.
Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: June 2022
Effective Date: August 7, 2022


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Contact Information

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