TEA Issues New Guidance on Cameras in Special Education Classrooms
09.29.2016 — TEA issued a letter to administrators September 28 that provides districts with additional guidance on
SB 507, the new law that requires districts to install cameras in special education classrooms upon request of a parent, trustee, or staff member.
In the opinion, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that school districts must “provide equipment, including a video camera, to each school ... in which a student who receives special education services in a self-contained classroom or other special education setting is enrolled.”
TEA’s latest letter states: “To the extent that a school district or open-enrollment charter school has adopted policies that are inconsistent with the Texas Attorney General’s opinion, it would be well advised to revise the policies consistent with the opinion.”