Senate Bill 507 – Cameras in the Classroom

Texas Education Code §29.022 (Senate Bill 507) requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, beginning with the 2016/2017 school year, to place video cameras with audio recording capability in certain self-contained classrooms and other special education settings for students with disabilities, upon the request of a parent, trustee, or staff member, in order to ensure the safety of students with disabilities in these classrooms.

The following are links to the statutes and legislation related to Senate Bill 507:

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter103/ch103dd.html
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.29.htm

Procedures for Requesting Video/Audio Recording
A parent, trustee or staff member may make a request for installation and operation of video/audio recording equipment in a self-contained classroom or other special education setting by completing and submitting a Request for the Installation of Video and Audio Recording Equipment form. The form can be obtained by emailing: [email protected]