State Board of Education

Texas State Board of Education

Who's on your state board of education?

The Texas Board of Education consists of 15 members who are popularly elected.

When's the next election/appointment?

Members serve four-year terms and are elected every four years during the midterm election cycle (2022, 2026, 2030). You can read more about their most recent election in November 2022 on this Ballotpedia page.


When's the next curriculum update?

The Board of Education is responsible for updating the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. The board reviewed social studies standards during the 2021-2022 school year. Science, math, and technology standards will undergo review during the 2022-2023 school year. You can view the TEKS review calendar here.

TEKS review calendar

The Texas

Department of Education

Texas Education Agency

“The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education in the state of Texas. It helps deliver education to more than 5 million students.”

How did your district perform during the 2021-2022 school year?

Check your district’s report card.

The Texas


Session runs January 10, 2023 to May 29, 2023

Note: The Texas Legislature only holds sessions during odd-numbered years

Use this tool from the Texas Tribune to find your state representative and state senator.

Just like Congress, the Texas Legislature is split into a House and Senate. You can find your House Education Committee Members here, and your Senate Education Committee Members here.

These committees conduct hearings, review, and amend bills proposed by a member of their legislative chamber. They also review bills after they have been passed by the other chamber of legislature. Remember, both chambers must pass a bill before it goes to the governor’s desk for a signature or a veto.

The Texas legislature passed a few education-related bills in 2021. You can read about those below.

School Boards

Texas’s 2023 school board trustee election information may be found here. Texas’s 2022 school board races may be found here.

Local and State Nonprofit Organizations in Texas