What is this new Texas bill 507?
SB 507 requires districts to install audio/video monitoring equipment in any self-contained classroom in which special education services are being provided to at least 50 percent of the students for at least 50 percent of the school day. The requirement is triggered in the event that a parent, school board member, or staff member on the campus requests that audio/video monitoring equipment be installed. The bill also requires school districts to store the audio and video recordings for not less than six months and to release the footage to persons specified by the bill. Additionally, the bill specifies that districts may accept donations and grant money to fund the purchase of equipment and that the commissioner of education shall provide a grant program in the event that excess Foundation School Program funds are available from the state.
When is the start of the bill?
The law is relevant for the 2016-17 school year.
How can Videotex Security help you become compliant?
Videotex Security can help you design and implement these special cameras in your Special Ed rooms in either a new installation or existing installations. Contact us today for a consultation.