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.

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The SBOE agenda provides detailed information on these proposed rules.


PROPOSED RULES WITH OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 105, Foundation School Program, Subchapter A, Definitions, §105.1, Rules for the Definition of Tax Levy and Tax Collection
Summary: The proposed repeal would implement House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, which removed the SBOE's rulemaking authority related to the definitions of tax levy and tax collection for the Foundation School Program.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 14, 2021-5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2021 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 Repeal of 19 TAC §105.1


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 111, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics, Subchapter D, Other High School Mathematics Courses, §§111.56-111.59
Summary: The proposed repeals would eliminate, effective beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, courses that are no longer offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 14, 2021-5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2021 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2021

Send a public comment on Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC §§111.56-111.59


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter C, High School, §§112.46-112.51
Summary: The proposed new sections would update the standards to ensure they remain current.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 14, 2021-5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2021 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 New 19 TAC §§112.46-112.51


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED 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 require documentation of the new graduation requirement that a student complete and submit a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TASFA).
First Reading and Filing Authorization: January 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: March 5, 2021-5:00 p.m. on April 9, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2021 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2021


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements, §74.11, High School Graduation Requirements
Summary: The proposed amendment would update the rule to align with the requirement in House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, that students complete and submit a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TASFA) as a requirement for high school graduation.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2020 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: December 18, 2020-5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in January 2021 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2021


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter C, Adoptions By Reference, §109.41, Financial Accountability System Resource Guide
Summary: The proposed amendment would adopt by reference the updated Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG). The FASRG provides accounting rules for school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education service centers. The FASRG modules are available electronically on the Texas Education Agency website at https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/financial-accountability/financial-accountability-system-resource-guide
First Reading and Filing Authorization: January 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: March 5, 2021-5:00 p.m. on April 9, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2021 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.  
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

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.