ABOUT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The State Board of Education (SBOE) sets policies and standards for Texas public schools. The primary responsibilities of the SBOE include:

  • Setting curriculum standards

  • Reviewing and adopting instructional materials

  • Establishing graduation requirements

  • Overseeing the Texas Permanent School Fund

  • Appointing board members to military reservation and special school districts

  • Providing final review of rules proposed by the State Board for Educator Certification

  • Reviewing the commissioner's proposed award of new charter schools, with authority to veto a recommended applicant

Source:  Texas Education Agency

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