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RESPONSIBILITY

The Superintendent is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of TSBVI students.

PROCEDURES

The Superintendent shall ensure that procedures are implemented to safeguard student health and safety.  These procedures shall provide for:

Prevention

  1. A regular program for preventing student accident and injury that includes an effective method of analyzing characteristics of student accidents and injuries, such as the nature and location of the injury, and the development and implementation, on an ongoing basis, of measures to prevent student accidents and injuries within the educational and residential programs both on campus grounds and within campus buildings as well as during educational and residential activities that occur off campus.

RESPONSE

  1. Provisions for responding to individual student accidents and injuries promptly and effectively, including taking remedial measures, when appropriate, to prevent reoccurrence of accidents of the same type.

REPORT TO BOARD

At the request of the Board, the Superintendent or his/her designee, shall present to the Board a summary report of student accidents and injuries.

NOTICE OF EDUCATOR MISCONDUCT

The Board shall adopt a policy under which notice is provided to the parent or guardian of a student with whom an educator is alleged to have engaged in the following misconduct:

  1. The educator abused or otherwise committed an unlawful act with a student or a minor. Education Code 21.006(b)(2)(A)
  2. The educator was involved in a romantic relationship with or solicited or engaged in sexual contact with a student or minor. Education Code 21.006(b)(2)(A-1)

The notice must inform the parent or guardian:

  1. That the alleged misconduct occurred;
  2. Whether the educator was terminated following an investigation of the alleged misconduct or resigned before completion of the investigation; and
  3. Whether a report was submitted to the State Board for Educator Certification concerning the alleged misconduct.

The policy must require that information specified in item 1 above be provided as soon as feasible after TSBVI becomes aware that alleged misconduct may have occurred.

Education Code 21.0061

DEPICTION OF MINORS IN VISUAL MATERIAL

Definitions

“Bullying” has the meaning assigned by Education Code 37.0832. [See FFI]

“Cyberbullying” has the meaning assigned by Education Code 37.0832. [See FFI]

“Harassment” has the meaning assigned by Education Code 37.001. [See FO]

“Sexual Conduct” has the meaning assigned by Penal Code 43.25.

Programs

The Texas School Safety Center, in consultation with the office of the attorney general, shall develop programs for use by TSBVI that address:

  1. The possible legal consequences, including criminal penalties, of sharing visual material depicting a minor engaged sexual conduct;
  2. Other possible consequences of sharing visual material depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct, including:
    1. Negative effects on relationships;
    2. Loss of educational and employment opportunities; and
    3. Possible removal, if applicable, from certain school programs or extracurricular activities;
  1. The unique characteristics of the Internet and other communications networks that could affect visual material depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct, including:
    1. Search and replication capabilities; and
    2. Potentially worldwide audience;
  2. The prevention of, identification of, responses to, and reporting of incidents of bullying; and
  3. The connection between bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, and a minor sharing visual material depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct.

TSBVI shall annually provide or make available information on these programs to parents and students in a grade level the School considers appropriate.  TSBVI shall provide or make available the information by any means the School considers appropriate.

Education Code 37.218

Adopted:         11/17/95

Amended:       11/6/98, 5/28/03, 8/9/18

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