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Relating to information a law enforcement agency is required to share with a school district about a person who may be a student.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Under current law, when a law enforcement agency arrests for certain offenses a juvenile the agency believes to be enrolled in a public school, the agency must attempt to ascertain whether the person is so enrolled and, among other things, notify the superintendent of the district the student is believed to be enrolled in.
HB 1825 would add to the information that is required to be included in the notice to a school superintendent when a juvenile is arrested for certain offenses. The notice must include information relating to the student that is requested for the purpose of performing a threat assessment or preparing a safety plan relating to that student. A school board would be allowed to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a law enforcement agency to exchange information for these purposes.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1825 because it does not affect our liberty principles. This information sharing for the purposes of threat assessment or preparing a safety plan does appear to be good policy to help keep schools safe.