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 C, Other Provisions, §74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs
Summary: The amendment would update the rule to require that applicants for innovative courses must have piloted the proposed course in a Texas school prior to seeking approval.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: August-September 2022 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 7, 2022-5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in November 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 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
Summary: The proposed amendment would update the rule to move the implementation year for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, and Physics to the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year to align with the instructional materials timeline. The proposed amendment would also align with the implementation timeline for the Kindergarten-Grade 8 science TEKS and the TEKS for all other high school science courses.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: August-September 2022 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 7, 2022-5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in November 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 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 proposed revisions would 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.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: September 26, 2022 special SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: October 14, 2022-5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in November 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2025

 

Proposed Rules with Closed Public Comment Periods

Currently, there are no proposed State Board of Education rules with closed public 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.