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 Technology and Instructional Materials 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 D. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2001-2002
Subchapter E. Graduation Requirements, Beginning with School Year 2004-2005
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

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 BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Grade Advancement and Accelerated Instruction
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 BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Master Teacher Grant 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

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 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

Subchapter A. Middle School
Subchapter B. High School

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 G. Government and Public Administration 
Subchapter H. Health Science 
Subchapter I. Hospitality and Tourism 
Subchapter J. Human Services 
Subchapter K. Information Technology 
Subchapter L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 
Subchapter M. Manufacturing 
Subchapter N. Marketing 
Subchapter O. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 
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, Formal Review, and Review by State Office of Administrative Hearings

Chapter 161. Commissioner's Rules Concerning Advisory Committees

 

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