Texas Education Code & Texas Administrative Code regarding Hearings and Appeals

The rules adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and the Commissioner of Education are part of a larger body of state agency rules that are collected and published by the Office of the Secretary of State as the Texas Administrative Code.  SBOE and Commissioner's rules are codified under Title 19, Part II, of the Tex. Admin. Code Title 19 is Education, and Part II is the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  The SBOE and the Commissioner of Education may adopt new rules or amendments to existing rules.

The Commissioner of Education has jurisdiction over Title 1 and Title 2 of the Texas Education Code.

Texas Constitution and Statutes (Texas Education Code is available in searchable format under the statutes section.) https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Index.aspx

Commissioner of Education Rules:  Texas Administrative Code

General Provisions for Hearings Before the Commissioner of Education: Tex. Admin. Code, Chapter 157, Subchapter AA

Specific appeals to the Commissioner of Education:  Tex. Admin. Code, Chapter 157 BB.

Statutes related to Tex. Admin. Code § 7.057 Appeals to the Commissioner 

Statutes related to Tex. Admin. Code Ch. 21 Appeals to the Commissioner 

Statutes regarding Hearings Conducted by Independent Hearing Examiner 

Statutes regarding Educator Contracts 

Contact Information

For questions, please contact Christina Eischens, Office of the General Counsel, Division of Hearings and Appeals at Christina.Eischens@tea.texas.gov or (512) 463-0489.