Proposed State Board of Education Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals approved for first reading by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and filed with the Texas Register are available here. The rule text on this page reflects what was approved for first reading by the SBOE. Rule actions will remain on this page until approved for second reading by the SBOE and filed as adopted with the Texas Register. The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these proposed rules.

During the proposed rule's 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.

The following links present the preamble filed with the Texas Register in PDF format. The preamble includes information describing the proposed 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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The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these proposed rules.

Proposed Rules with Open Public Comment Periods

Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.5, Academic Achievement Record (Transcript)
Summary: The proposed amendment would add a new requirement that a student who earns a diploma by satisfying the requirements of the Texas First Early High School Completion Program must have successful completion of the program indicated on the academic achievement record, or transcript.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: January-February 2023 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: March 3, 2023-5:00 p.m. on April 7, 2023. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2023 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §74.5


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter A, Middle School
Summary: The proposed revisions would repeal two existing middle school courses, add a new middle school course, and repeal implementation language that will no longer be relevant.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 18, 2022 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: December 23, 2022-5:00 p.m. on January 27, 2023. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in January-February 2023 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
NOTE: At the January-February 2023 meeting, the SBOE postponed action on the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 127, Subchapter A. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2023 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2023

Proposed Rules with Closed Public Comment Periods

Currently, there are no proposed SBOE rules with closed comment periods.

Contact Information

For questions about the process of proposing, adopting, or publishing Texas Administrative Code rules; reviewing existing rules; or petitioning for rule changes, email the Rulemaking Division at rules@tea.texas.gov.