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Video Cameras in Special Education Classrooms

Get an understanding of the legal issues surrounding the use of video cameras in special education classrooms.

Texas Education Code section 29.022 requires Texas public school districts to conduct video and audio surveillance in certain special education classrooms or settings upon request. The statute is intended to protect students who, because of a disability, may not be able to report mistreatment by district employees or other students. This article provides legal guidance and answers common questions regarding video and audio surveillance in special education under Section 29.022.