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 New 19 TAC Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter B, Special Purpose School Districts, §61.101, Applicability of State Law for Special Purpose School Districts
Summary: The proposed new section would identify provisions of the Texas Education Code that are not applicable to the special-purpose school districts operated by Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Austin.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: June-July 2020 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: July 31, 2020-August 31, 2020. NOTE: This date reflects a correction to allow the SBOE to consider this proposal for second reading and final adoption at its September 1-2, 2020 meeting. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in September 2020 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC §61.101


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.1, Essential Knowledge and Skills, and §74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum
Summary: The proposed amendments would update the sections to align with recent legislation and with changes to the technology applications and career and technical education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: June-July 2020 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: July 31, 2020-August 31, 2020. NOTE: This date reflects a correction to allow the SBOE to consider this proposal for second reading and final adoption at its September 1-2, 2020 meeting. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in September 2020 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.
Proposed Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendments to §74.1 and §74.3


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 120, Other Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, Subchapter A, Character Traits
Summary: The proposed new sections would add new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for positive character traits for Kindergarten-Grade 12 in accordance with House Bill 1026, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: June-July 2020 SBOE meeting
Public Comment Period: July 31, 2020-August 31, 2020. NOTE: This date reflects a correction to allow the SBOE to consider this proposal for second reading and final adoption at its September 1-2, 2020 meeting. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in September 2020 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2021

Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 120, Subchapter A


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


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

Contact Information

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