Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 63.019
School Records System


(a)

On enrollment of a child under 11 years of age in a school for the first time at the school, the school shall:

(1)

request from the person enrolling the child the name of each previous school attended by the child;

(2)

request from each school identified in Subdivision (1), the school records for the child and, if the person enrolling the child provides copies of previous school records, request verification from the school of the child’s name, address, birth date, and grades and dates attended; and

(3)

notify the person enrolling the student that not later than the 30th day after enrollment, or the 90th day if the child was not born in the United States, the person must provide:

(A)

a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate; or

(B)

other reliable proof of the child’s identity and age and a signed statement explaining the person’s inability to produce a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

(b)

If a person enrolls a child under 11 years of age in school and does not provide the valid prior school information or documentation required by this section, the school shall notify the appropriate law enforcement agency before the 31st day after the person fails to comply with this section. On receipt of notification, the law enforcement agency shall immediately check the clearinghouse to determine if the child has been reported missing. If the child has been reported missing, the law enforcement agency shall immediately notify other appropriate law enforcement agencies that the missing child has been located.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1084, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Human Resources Code Sec. 79.017 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 19.01(8)(B), eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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