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



Currently, there are no State Board of Education rules with open public comment periods.
 


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 33, Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund, Subchapter A, State Board of Education Rules, §33.21, Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation
Summary: The proposed new section would address the term length of State Board of Education members on the board of directors of the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation as required by Senate Bill 1232, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: December 21, 2021-5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in January 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders
Summary: The proposed amendment would update the Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders adopted as Figure: 19 TAC §74.28(c) to clarify requirements related to student evaluation and the required dyslexia screening for students in Kindergarten and Grade 1.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: June 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: July 23, 2021-5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in September 2021 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter D, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2001-2002, and Subchapter E, Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2004-2005
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove high school graduation requirements that are outdated and no longer necessary.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: December 21, 2021-5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in January 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
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 A, Elementary, §§112.1-112.7, and Subchapter B, Middle School, §§112.25-112.28
Summary: The proposed new sections would update the standards to better align the content and ensure the standards remain current.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: October 8, 2021-5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in November 2021 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter G, Education and Training; Subchapter I, Health Science; Subchapter J, Hospitality and Tourism; Subchapter M, Law and Public Service; and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
NOTE: Four new computer science courses (proposed new §§127.788-127.791) were included in this proposal in error. It is anticipated that the State Board of Education (SBOE) will consider the new computer science courses for first reading and filing authorization at the January 2022 SBOE meeting.
Summary: The proposed new sections would update the standards to ensure the standards remain current and better support the revised career and technical education programs of study.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: October 8, 2021-5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2021. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in November 2021 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter G, §§127.309-127.314; Subchapter I, §§127.402-127.415; Subchapter J, §§127.468-127.480; Subchapter M, §§127.625-127.648; and Subchapter O, §§127.742-127.776
Summary: The proposed new sections would move existing Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for career and technical education from subchapters in 19 TAC Chapter 130 that are being revised in order to keep all the TEKS for revised subchapters together in administrative rule and avoid confusion.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: December 21, 2021-5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in January 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter E, §§130.161-130.166; Subchapter G, §§130.201-130.211; Subchapter H, §§130.221-130.234; Subchapter I, §§130.251-130.263; Subchapter L, §§130.331-130.343; and Subchapter O, §§130.401-130.435
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for career and technical education in subchapters that are being revised and move them to 19 TAC Chapter 127 in order to keep all the TEKS for revised subchapters together in administrative rule and avoid confusion.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: November 2021 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: December 21, 2021-5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in January 2022 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.