Texas Education Code §29.022 (Senate Bill 507) requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to place video cameras with audio recording capability in certain self-contained classrooms and other special education settings  for students with disabilities beginning in the 2016–17 school year. Cameras may be placed in these areas 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:

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].