|(a) All proceedings under §157.1 of this title
(relating to Scope and Purpose) shall be heard by the State Office
of Administrative Hearings, pursuant to the procedures set forth in
1 TAC Chapter 155 (relating to Rules of Procedures).
(b) In cases in which the Texas Education Agency is
not the petitioner, petitions for review or requests for hearing shall
be filed with the State Board of Education (SBOE) within 30 calendar
days after the decision, order, or ruling complained of is first communicated
to the petitioner, except as otherwise provided by law or SBOE rule.
(c) At the time the petitioner files a request for
hearing with the SBOE regarding administrative penalties pursuant
to the Texas Education Code, §31.151, all parties to the hearing
are prohibited from contacting members of the SBOE concerning the
factual or legal issues presented in the hearing until a final decision