Government Relations & Office of the General Counsel

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Governmental Relations

The Office of Governmental Relations manages the agency’s communications and interactions with the Texas Legislature, the Office of the Governor, elected officials, other state agencies, and stakeholder groups. Any legislative inquiries can be emailed to govrel@tea.texas.gov or call (512) 463- 9682.

Office of the General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel Division provides information and resources about legal issues related to Titles 1 and 2 of the Texas Education Code (TEC), as well as other TEC provisions for primary or secondary education that affect Texas public education. Our office answers general questions and provides information about state law but cannot provide legal advice to any party.

Texas School Law Bulletin

The Texas School Law Bulletin is printed every two years to capture the applicable Texas statutes, including enactments from the current Texas legislative session and any special session(s).  After each Texas legislative session, 49ͼ’s Office of the General Counsel issues updated editions of the Bulletin. The Bulletin is made available to legislative offices, state agencies, local school districts, secondary and post-secondary institutions, and members of the public.