Security Cameras to Be Required in Texas Special Needs Classrooms
In the future, Texas schools will be required by the state to install cameras in certain classrooms.
Senate Bill 507, which was signed into law last week by Texas Governor Abbott, requires Texas schools to install cameras inside self-contained classrooms for special needs children.
Privacy will be protected, reported KGNS.com. The new law states that the cameras should cover the whole classroom, except any areas where the children might be changing or the restrooms.
Schools will have to record and keep the footage of daily activities for up to a year.
The new law will take effect fall 2016. Schools will have to notify parents of these changes, prior to the use of the cameras.