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Texas Education Code - Section 26.009. Consent Required For Certain Activities

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§ 26.009. CONSENT REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES. (a) An employee of a school district must obtain the written consent of a child's parent before the employee may: (1) conduct a psychological examination, test, or treatment, unless the examination, test, or treatment is required under Section 38.004 or state or federal law regarding requirements for special education; or (2) make or authorize the making of a videotape of a child or record or authorize the recording of a child's voice. (b) An employee of a school district is not required to obtain the consent of a child's parent before the employee may make a videotape of a child or authorize the recording of a child's voice if the videotape or voice recording is to be used only for: (1) purposes of safety, including the maintenance of order and discipline in common areas of the school or on school buses; (2) a purpose related to a cocurricular or extracurricular activity; (3) a purpose related to regular classroom instruction; or (4) media coverage of the school. Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, § 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1175, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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