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Cameras in the Classroom

Operating Guidelines for Video Surveillance of Special Education Settings

Implementing TEC §29.022 (as amended by SB 1398)


Texas Education Code §29.022 requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, to place, operate, and maintain 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, the District’s Board of Trustees, Principal, Assistant Principal, or staff member, as defined herein, for the purpose of promoting student safety in certain self-contained classrooms and other special education settings. 

Scan QR code below for Operating Guidelines.

To Request Camera Installation:

Please complete this Google Form to request the installation of a security camera in a self-contained special education setting.  (You can also scan the QR code to the right to access the same form.)


Completing this form will generate a review process as required by TEC §29.022.


This form / request must be re-submitted each year.



If you believe there has been an incident of abuse or neglect:

A person may notify the District of an Alleged Incident (“abuse” or “neglect”, as defined in the Texas Family Code) occurring in a Self-contained Classroom or Other Special Education Setting where video/audio surveillance is in effect by completing an Incident Report form and providing it to the campus principal. The person making the Incident Report should be as specific as possible regarding the date, time, and location of the suspected abuse or neglect, should include any witnesses, and should describe the suspected abuse or neglect as clearly as possible. The Incident Report should be provided to the campus principal as soon as possible, and if possible, within 48 hours after the reporter becomes aware of a suspected incident.


Please complete this Google Form to report an alleged incident.    (You can also scan the QR code to the right to access the same form.) 


Completing this form will generate an investigation.

Scan this QR code to access the Camera Request Google Form:
Scan this QR code to access the Incident Report Google Form:
Administrator access to specific editable forms is in the Google Share Drive.  Please contact Kim Davidson or Laurie Rodriguez for access.
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