Sec. 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;
(4) media coverage of the school; or
(5) a purpose related to the promotion of student safety under Section 29.022.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1175, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
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