Texas Family Code - Section 261.406. Investigations In Schools
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§ 261.406. INVESTIGATIONS IN SCHOOLS. (a) On receipt of
a report of alleged or suspected abuse or neglect of a child in a
public or private school under the jurisdiction of the Texas
Education Agency, the department shall perform an investigation as
provided by this chapter.
(b) The department shall send a written report of the
department's investigation, as appropriate, to the Texas Education
Agency, the agency responsible for teacher certification, the local
school board or the school's governing body, the superintendent of
the school district, and the school principal or director, unless
the principal or director is alleged to have committed the abuse or
neglect, for appropriate action. On request, the department shall
provide a copy of the report of investigation to the parent,
managing conservator, or legal guardian of a child who is the
subject of the investigation and to the person alleged to have
committed the abuse or neglect. The report of investigation shall
be edited to protect the identity of the persons who made the report
of abuse or neglect. Section 261.201(b) applies to the release of
confidential information relating to the investigation of a report
of abuse or neglect under this section and to the identity of the
person who made the report of abuse or neglect.
(c) Nothing in this section may prevent a law enforcement
agency from conducting an investigation of a report made under this
(d) The Board of Protective and Regulatory Services shall
adopt rules necessary to implement this section.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 751, § 100, eff. Sept. 1,
1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 575, § 18, eff. Sept.
1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1150, § 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1999;
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1390, § 27, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts
2005, 79th Leg., ch. 213, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007