Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 2

Texas Education Agency

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) is a compilation of all Texas state agency rules published by the Office of the Secretary of State. The TAC is divided into titles and parts to represent subject categories and related state agencies. The State Board of Education (SBOE) and commissioner of education rules listed below are codified in the TAC under Title 19, Education, Part 2, Texas Education Agency. The Office of the Secretary of State keeps a searchable database of TAC rules

The SBOE and commissioner may adopt new rules or amendments to or repeals of existing rules under authority granted by the Texas Legislature or federal law and according to the SBOE rulemaking process or the commissioner rulemaking process. Rules that are in the rulemaking process are published in the Texas Register and can be found on the SBOE rules home page and the commissioner rules home page

The index below contains SBOE and commissioner rules that are currently in effect. Click on a chapter title to go to a listing of all rules contained in the chapter and PDF versions of each subchapter.

Chapter 30. Administration

  • Subchapter A. State Board of Education: General Provisions
  • Subchapter B. State Board of Education: Purchasing and Contracts
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner of Education: General Provisions
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner of Education: Purchasing and Contracts

Chapter 33. Statement of Investment Objectives, Policies, and Guidelines of the Texas Permanent School Fund

  • Subchapter A. State Board of Education Rules
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules

Chapter 53. Regional Education Service Centers

  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules

Chapter 61. School Districts

  • Subchapter A. Board of Trustees Relationship
  • Subchapter B. Special Purpose School Districts
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules on School Finance
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules on Reporting Requirements
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning School Facilities
  • Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Missing Child Prevention and Identification Programs
  • Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules on Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect, Including Trafficking of a Child
  • Subchapter FF. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Veterans and Military Dependents
  • Subchapter GG. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Counseling Public School Students
  • Subchapter HH. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Classroom Supply Reimbursement Program
  • Subchapter JJ. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Automatic College Admission
  • Subchapter KK. Commissioner's Rules on County Boards of Education

Chapter 62. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Options for Local Revenue Levels in Excess of Entitlement

Chapter 66. State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials

  • Subchapter A. General Provisions
  • Subchapter B. State Adoption of Instructional Materials
  • Subchapter C. Local Operations
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Commissioner's List of Electronic Instructional Materials
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning State-Developed Open-Source Instructional Materials
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Instructional Materials and Technology Allotment
  • Subchapter DD. Instructional Materials Portal

Chapter 70. Technology-Based Instruction

  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)

Chapter 74. Curriculum Requirements

  • Subchapter A. Required Curriculum
  • Subchapter B. Graduation Requirements
  • Subchapter C. Other Provisions
  • Subchapter F. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2007-2008
  • Subchapter G. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2012-2013
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules on College and Career Readiness
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning High School Graduation
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Reading Practices

Chapter 75. Curriculum

  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Driver Education Standards of Operation for Public Schools, Education Service Centers, and Colleges or Universities
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Provisions for Career and Technical Education

Chapter 76. Extracurricular Activities

  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules

Chapter 89. Adaptations for Special Populations

  • Subchapter A. Gifted/Talented Education
  • Subchapter C. Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency
  • Subchapter D. Special Education Services and Settings
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Special Education Services
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating English Learners
  • Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning High School Equivalency Programs
  • Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Communities In Schools Program
  • Subchapter FF. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Transition Assistance for Highly Mobile Students Who Are Homeless or in Substitute Care
  • Subchapter GG. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Dropout Prevention Strategies
  • Subchapter HH. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Education in a Juvenile Residential Facility

Chapter 97. Planning and Accountability

  • Subchapter AA. Accountability and Performance Monitoring
  • Subchapter BB. Memoranda of Understanding
  • Subchapter EE. Accreditation Status, Standards, and Sanctions
  • Subchapter FF. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Job Corps Diploma Program

Chapter 100. Charters

  • Subchapter A. Open-Enrollment Charter Schools
  • Subchapter B. Home-Rule School District Charters
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Open-Enrollment Charter Schools

Chapter 101. Assessment

  • Subchapter A. General Provisions
  • Subchapter B. Implementation of Assessments
  • Subchapter C. Local Option
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Participation of English Language Learners in State Assessments
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Implementation of the Academic Content Areas Testing Program
  • Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Substitute Assessments for Graduation
  • Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Statewide Testing Calendar and UIL Participation
  • Subchapter FF. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Diagnostic Assessment

Chapter 102. Educational Programs

  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Early Childhood Education Programs
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Coordinated Health Programs
  • Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Texas Accelerated Science Achievement Program Grant
  • Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Pilot Programs
  • Subchapter FF. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Award Programs
  • Subchapter GG. Commissioner's Rules Concerning College and Career Readiness School Models
  • Subchapter HH. Commissioner's Rules Concerning the Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies
  • Subchapter II. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Texas High Performance Schools Consortium
  • Subchapter JJ. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Innovation District
  • Subchapter KK. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Compliance Investigations in Connection with State-Funded Education Program Grants
  • Subchapter LL. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Innovative Instructional Programs
  • Subchapter MM. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Supplemental Special Education Services Program

Chapter 103. Health and Safety

  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Physical Fitness
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning General Provisions for Health and Safety
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Safe Schools
  • Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Video Surveillance of Certain Special Education Settings

Chapter 104. Accelerated Instruction

Chapter 105. Foundation School Program

  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Optional Extended Year Program
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Charter School Funding
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Severance Payments

Chapter 109. Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing

  • Subchapter A. Budgeting, Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing for School Districts
  • Subchapter B. Texas Education Agency Audit Functions
  • Subchapter C. Adoptions by Reference
  • Subchapter D. Uniform Bank Bid or Request for Proposal and Depository Contract
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Financial Accountability
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Financial Exigency
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting
  • Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Fiscal Peer Groups
  • Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Financial Accounting Guidelines

Chapter 110. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School
  • Subchapter D. Other High School English Language Arts and Reading Courses

Chapter 111. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School
  • Subchapter D. Other High School Mathematics Courses

Chapter 112. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School
  • Subchapter D. Other Science Courses

Chapter 113. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School
  • Subchapter D. Other Social Studies Courses

Chapter 114. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School
  • Subchapter D. Other Languages Other Than English Courses

Chapter 115. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School

Chapter 116. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School

Chapter 117. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School

Chapter 120. Other Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Subchapter A. Character Traits

Chapter 126. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School

Chapter 127. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development and Career and Technical Education

  • Subchapter A. Middle School
  • Subchapter B. High School
  • Subchapter G. Education and Training
  • Subchapter I. Health Science 
  • Subchapter J. Hospitality and Tourism
  • Subchapter M. Law and Public Service 
  • Subchapter O. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Chapter 128. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Spanish Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language

  • Subchapter A. Elementary
  • Subchapter B. Middle School
  • Subchapter C. High School

Chapter 129. Student Attendance

  • Subchapter A. Student Attendance Allowed
  • Subchapter B. Student Attendance Accounting
  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Truancy 

Chapter 130. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education

  • Subchapter A. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 
  • Subchapter B. Architecture and Construction 
  • Subchapter C. Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications 
  • Subchapter D. Business Management and Administration 
  • Subchapter E. Education and Training 
  • Subchapter F. Finance 
  • Subchapter J. Human Services 
  • Subchapter K. Information Technology 
  • Subchapter M. Manufacturing 
  • Subchapter N. Marketing 
  • Subchapter P. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Subchapter Q. Energy

Chapter 149. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Standards

  • Subchapter AA. Teacher Standards
  • Subchapter BB. Administrator Standards

Chapter 150. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Appraisal

  • Subchapter AA. Teacher Appraisal
  • Subchapter BB. Administrator Appraisal
  • Subchapter CC. Superintendent Appraisal

Chapter 151. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Passing Standards for Educator Certification Examinations

Chapter 152. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Examination Requirements

Chapter 153. School District Personnel

  • Subchapter AA. Commissioner's Rules Concerning School District Personnel Duties and Benefits
  • Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Professional Development
  • Subchapter CC. Commissioner's Rules on Creditable Years of Service
  • Subchapter DD. Criminal History Record Information Review
  • Subchapter EE. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Registry of Persons Not Eligible for Employment in Public Schools

Chapter 157. Hearings and Appeals

  • Subchapter A. General Provisions for Hearings Before the State Board of Education
  • Subchapter D. Independent Hearing Examiners
  • Subchapter AA. General Provisions for Hearings Before the Commissioner of Education
  • Subchapter BB. Specific Appeals to the Commissioner
  • Subchapter CC. Hearings of Appeals Arising Under Federal Law and Regulations
  • Subchapter DD. Hearings Conducted by Independent Hearing Examiners
  • Subchapter EE. Informal Review, Hearing Following Investigation, and Review by State Office of Administrative Hearings

Chapter 161. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Advisory Committees

 

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