Senate Bill 507 - Video Cameras in Certain Special Education Classrooms
In order to promote the safety of students receiving special education and related services in certain self-contained classrooms and other special education settings, SB 507, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, added TEC, §29.022, to require video surveillance.
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, on request by a parent, trustee, or staff member, a school district or open-enrollment charter school must provide video equipment, including video cameras with audio recording capabilities, to campuses. Campuses that receive such equipment must place, operate, and maintain video cameras in certain self-contained classrooms or other special education settings. Video recordings are confidential under the section and may only be released for viewing to certain individuals.
For further information regarding video cameras in certain SpEd classrooms, please visit this page on the Texas Education Agency website.Download a copy of Senate Bill 507