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Relating to behavior improvement plans and behavioral intervention
plans for certain public school students and notification and
documentation requirements regarding certain behavior management
HB 785 would require committees overseeing a student's behavior improvement plan to reassess the plan's progress at least annually. The bill would also require school boards to provide a student's parents more information about the current status of their behavior improvement plan when/if the student violates the student code of conduct. Additionally, HB 785 requires school boards to notify parents of the reasoning behind and methods of restraint or time-out used on their child.
Texas Action supports HB 785 on the principle of individual liberty. This bill ensures greater parental notification and involvement in school behavioral improvement plans and disciplinary actions, thus protecting the individual liberties of both parents and children.