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 State Board of Education rules with open public comment periods.


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


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 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter D, Special Education Services and Settings, §89.61, Contracting for Residential Educational Placements for Students with Disabilities, and §89.63, Instructional Arrangements and Settings
Summary: The proposed repeals would implement House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, which removed the SBOE's rulemaking authority related to instructional arrangements in special education.
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 Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter B, Texas Education Agency Audit Functions, §109.25, State Compensatory Education Program Reporting and Auditing System
Summary: The proposed amendment would update references to statutory citations that were renumbered by House Bill 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.
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 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

Contact Information

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