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 66, State Adoption and Distribution of Instructional Materials,  Subchapter C, Local Operations, §66.105, Certification by School Districts
Summary: The proposed amendment would add a certification requirement to align with Senate Bill 1, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: June 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: July 22, 2022-5:00 p.m. on August 26, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in August-September 2022 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 Amendment to 19 TAC §66.105


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required Curriculum, §74.3, Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum
Summary: The proposed amendment would update the list of high school courses for social studies and physical education that are required to be offered to students.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 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 the high school graduation requirements to align with Senate Bill (SB) 369 and SB 1063, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; update course titles; add new courses to satisfy specific graduation requirements; update information related to performance acknowledgements; and make technical edits.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: January 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: February 25, 2022-5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2022


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 109, Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing, Subchapter C, Adoptions By Reference, §109.41, Financial Accountability System Resource Guide
Summary: The proposed amendment would adopt by reference the updated Financial Accountability System Resource Guide.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 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 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter C, High School, §113.76, Personal Financial Literacy and Economics
Summary: The proposed new rule would add Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a new social studies course to comply with the requirements of Senate Bill 1063, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 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 115, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§115.1-115.7, Subchapter B, Middle School, §§115.21-115.23, and Subchapter C, High School, §§115.31-115.33
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten-Grade 12 health education and related implementation language that will be superseded by 19 TAC §§115.11-115.17, 115.25-115.28, and 115.37-115.40 beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2022


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 116, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§116.1-116.7, Subchapter B, Middle School, §§116.21-116.24, and Subchapter C, High School, §§116.51-116.56
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten-Grade 12 physical education and related implementation language that will be superseded by 19 TAC §§116.11-116.17, 116.25-116.28, and 116.61-116.64 beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2022


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 126, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications, Subchapter A, Elementary, §§126.1-126.3 and 126.8-126.10; and Subchapter B, Middle School, §§126.17-126.19
Summary: The proposed new rules would update the technology applications standards to ensure the standards remain current.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 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, Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §§127.788-127.794
Summary: The proposed new rules would update the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for the high school cybersecurity and computer science courses to ensure the standards remain current.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 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 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter G, Education and Training, §§127.310, 127.312, and 127.313; Subchapter I, Health Science, §127.409; and Subchapter O, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, §§127.753, 127.755, 127.761, and 127.764
Summary: The proposed repeals would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for eight career and technical education courses that will be superseded by 19 TAC §§127.316, 127.325, 127.326, 127.418, 127.782, 127.785, 127.788, and 127.791 beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2022


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 130, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education, Subchapter J, Human Services, §130.277
Summary: The proposed repeal would remove the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for a career and technical education course that will be superseded by 19 TAC §127.317 beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
First Reading and Filing Authorization: April 2022 SBOE meeting 
Public Comment Period: May 6, 2022-5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2022. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the appropriate committee meeting in June 2022 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures. 
Proposed Effective Date: August 1, 2022

Contact Information

For questions about the process of proposing, adopting, or publishing Texas Administrative Code rules; reviewing existing rules; or petitioning for rule changes, email the Rulemaking Division at rules@tea.texas.gov.