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 Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter A, Board of Trustees Relationship, §61.2, Nomination of Trustees for Military Reservation School Districts and Boys Ranch Independent School District 
Summary: The proposed amendment would reflect changes made by House Bill 4210, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023, to the State Board of Education's process for appointing trustees for military reservation districts and add a definition for the term "commanding officer."
Resumen en Español: La modificación propuesta reflejaría los cambios efectuados por la Ley 4210 de la Cámara de Representantes, 88.° Legislatura de Texas, sesión ordinaria, 2023, al proceso de la Junta Estatal de Educación respecto al nombramiento de fideicomisarios para distritos de reservas militares y agregaría una definición para el término “Oficial al mando”.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 17, 2024-5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2024 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements
Summary: The proposed amendments would update titles of courses and career and technical education (CTE) career clusters, align all CTE programs of study with endorsements, and make technical edits.
Resumen en Español: Las modificaciones propuestas actualizarían los títulos de los cursos y los grupos de carreras profesionales de educación técnica y profesional (CTE), armonizarían todos los programas de estudio de CTE con avales y realizarían cambios técnicos.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 17, 2024-5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2024 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2024


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter A, Gifted/Talented Education
Summary: The proposed revisions would update rules to align with the requirements of House Bill 1525, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, and codify current program practices.
Resumen en Español: Las modificaciones propuestas actualizarían las normas para armonizarlas con los requisitos de la Ley 1525 de la Cámara de Representantes, 87.° Legislatura de Texas, sesión ordinaria, 2021, y codificarían las prácticas actuales de programas.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 17, 2024-5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2024 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 112, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§112.10-112.16; Subchapter B, Middle School, §§112.17-112.20; and Subchapter C, High School, §§112.31-112.39
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten-Grade 12 science and related implementation language that will be superseded by 19 TAC §§112.1-112.7, 112.25-112.28, and 112.41-112.51 beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.
Resumen en Español: Las derogaciones propuestas eliminarían el examen de conocimientos y habilidades esenciales de Texas para el área de ciencias dirigido a estudiantes de kínder a 12.° grado y el texto de implementación relacionado, que serán reemplazados por las secciones (§§) 112.1 a 112.7, 112.25 a 112.28 y 112.41 a 112.51 del título 19 del Código Administrativo de Texas (TAC) a partir del año escolar 2024-2025.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 17,2024-5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2024 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2024


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§126.5-126.7; and Subchapter B, Middle School, §§126.13-126.16
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten-Grade 8 technology applications and related implementation language that will be superseded by 19 TAC §§126.1-126.3, 126.8-126.10, and 126.17-126.19 beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.
Resumen en Español: Las derogaciones propuestas eliminarían examen de conocimientos y habilidades esenciales de Texas para el área de aplicaciones tecnológicas dirigido a estudiantes de kínder a 8.° grado y el texto de implementación relacionado, que serán reemplazados por las secciones (§§) 126.1 a 126.3, 126.8 a 126.10 y 126.17 a 126.19 del título 19 del Código Administrativo de Texas (TAC) a partir del año escolar 2024-2025.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 17,2024-5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2024 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2024


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter B, High School, §§127.11, 127.12, and 127.14-127.16; Subchapter G, Education and Training, §127.309 and §127.311; Subchapter I, Health Science, §§127.402, 127.404-127.408, and 127.412; Subchapter J, Hospitality and Tourism, §127.468 and §127.473; Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §§127.742, 127.743, 127.751, 127.752, 127.762, and 127.763
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and related implementation language that will be superseded by 19 TAC §§127.19-127.22, 127.323, 127.417, 127.420, 127.422-127.424, 127.433, 127.482, 127.781, 127.783, 127.784, 127.789, and 127.790 beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.
Resumen en Español: Las derogaciones propuestas eliminarían el examen de conocimientos y habilidades esenciales de Texas y el texto de implementación relacionado, que serán reemplazados por las secciones (§§) 127.19 a 127.22, 127.323, 127.417, 127.420, 127.422 a 127.424, 127.433, 127.482, 127.781, 127.783, 127.784, 127.789 y 127.190 del título 19 del Código Administrativo de Texas (TAC) a partir del año escolar 2024-2025.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 17,2024-5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2024 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2024


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter J, Human Services, §130.278; and Subchapter N, Marketing, §130.384
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and related implementation language that will be superseded by 19 TAC §127.275 and §127.318 beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.
Resumen en Español: Las derogaciones propuestas eliminarían el examen de conocimientos y habilidades esenciales de Texas y el texto de implementación relacionado, que serán reemplazados por las secciones (§§) 127.275 y 127.318 del título 19 del Código Administrativo de Texas (TAC) a partir del año escolar 2024-2025.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: May 17,2024-5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2024 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2024
 

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 rule to align with House Bill (HB) 3928, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023; clarify terminology used in the Texas Education Code (TEC); and update the Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Dyslexia Handbook) adopted as Figure: 19 TAC §74.28(c) to clarify requirements related to dyslexia evaluation, identification, and instruction.
Resumen en Español: La modificación propuesta actualizaría la norma para armonizarla con la Ley 3928 de la Cámara de Representantes, 88.° Legislatura de Texas, sesión ordinaria, 2023, aclararía la terminología utilizada en el Código de Educación de Texas y actualizaría el documento Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders [Manual de dislexia: procedimientos respecto a la dislexia y trastornos relacionados], adoptado como “Figura: 19 TAC §74.28(c)”, con el fin de aclarar los requisitos relacionados con la evaluación, identificación e enseñanza para personas con dislexia.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: January-February 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: March 1, 2024-5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2024 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 and Career and Technical Education, Subchapter C, Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, §§127.30, 127.45-127.58, 127.86, and 127.87; Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §127.795 and §127.796; and Subchapter P, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, §§127.887-127.890 and 127.920
Summary: The proposal would update and add new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for courses in the agribusiness, animal science, plant science, and aviation maintenance programs of study as well as update TEKS for two science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses that may satisfy science graduation requirements to ensure the content of the courses remains current and supports relevant and meaningful programs of study.
Resumen en Español: La propuesta actualizaría y agregaría nuevos exámenes de conocimientos y habilidades esenciales de Texas (TEKS) para cursos en los programas de estudio de agroindustria, zootecnia, fitología y mantenimiento de aviación, así como también actualizaría los exámenes TEKS para dos cursos de ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas que puedan satisfacer los requisitos de graduación en ciencias, con la finalidad de garantizar que el contenido de los cursos se mantenga actualizado y sustente programas de estudio relevantes y significativos.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: January-February 2024 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: March 1, 2024-5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2024. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2024 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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