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


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


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials, Subchapter A, General Provisions, §66.15, Administrative Penalty
Summary: The proposed amendment would address penalties for failure to comply with state law and rule governing review and adoption of instructional materials.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2020 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 9, 2020-November 13, 2020
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter C, High School, §§112.41, Implementation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, High School, Adopted 2020; 112.42, Biology (One Credit), Adopted 2020; 112.43, Chemistry (One Credit), Adopted 2020; 112.44, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (One Credit), Adopted 2020; and 112.45, Physics (One Credit), Adopted 2020
Summary: The proposed new sections would provide updated standards to ensure they remain current.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2020 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 9, 2020-November 13, 2020. A public hearing on the proposal will be held as part of the November 2020 SBOE meeting.
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed 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, §§115.37-115.39
Summary: The proposed new sections would update the standards to reflect current health education research and best practices and align with changes to requirements in statute.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2020 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 9, 2020-November 13, 2020. A public hearing on the proposal will be held as part of the November 2020 SBOE meeting.
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed 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 proposed new sections would update the standards to reflect current physical education research and best practices and align with changes to requirements in state statute.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2020 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 9, 2020-November 13, 2020. A public hearing on the proposal will be held as part of the November 2020 SBOE meeting.
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Contact Information

Rulemaking Unit
Phone: (512) 475-1497
Email: rules@tea.texas.gov