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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 Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter A, Elementary, Subchapter B, Middle School, and Subchapter C, High School
Summary: The adopted revisions align with recent legislative requirements by updating the standards for Kindergarten-Grade 8 and five high school courses: Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and its Benefits, United States History Studies Since 1877, World History Studies, World Geography Studies, and United States Government. The revisions were adopted with changes since published as proposed.
Notice of Correction of Error: At adoption, the SBOE approved modifications to §§113.11-113.16, 113.18-113.20, 113.31, and 113.41-113.44 to change the implementation date to the 2024-2025 school year and eliminate subsection (a)(1)-(3). Section 113.16 was inadvertently filed as adopted without the modified rule text. A correction of error was published in the May 19, 2023 issue of the Texas Register correctly identifying the implementation date for §113.16 as the 2024-2025 school year. 
Second Reading and Final Adoption by SBOE: November 2022 SBOE meeting
Effective Date: August 1, 2024

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