Texas Education Code

Sec. § 29.023
Notice of Rights


(a)

The agency shall develop a notice for distribution as provided by Subsection (c) and posting on the agency’s Internet website that indicates:

(1)

the change made from 2016 to 2017 in reporting requirements for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools regarding the special education representation indicator adopted in the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System Manual; and

(2)

in plain language, the rights of a child under both federal and state law and the general process available to initiate a referral of a child for a full individual and initial evaluation under Section 29.004 (Full Individual and Initial Evaluation) to determine the child’s eligibility for special education services.

(b)

A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall include in the notice developed by the agency under Subsection (a) information indicating where the local processes and procedures for initiating a referral for special education services eligibility evaluation may be found.

(c)

By a date established by the commissioner, each school district or open-enrollment charter school shall provide the notice to the parent of each child who attends school in the district or at the school at any time during the 2019-2020 school year. A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall also make the notice available on request to any person. The notice must be available in English and Spanish, and a school district or open-enrollment charter school shall make a good faith effort to provide the notice in the parent’s native language if the parent’s native language is a language other than English or Spanish.

(d)

The notice is in addition to requirements imposed by Section 26.0081 (Right to Information Concerning Special Education and Education of Students With Learning Difficulties).

(e)

The commissioner may adopt rules necessary to implement this section.

(f)

This section expires September 1, 2023.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 954 (S.B. 139), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2019.
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