Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.090
Access to Criminal History Record Information: State Board for Educator Certification


(a)

The State Board for Educator Certification is entitled to obtain from the department any criminal history record information maintained by the department about a person who has applied to the board for a certificate under Subchapter B, Chapter 21 (Educators), Education Code.

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by the board in the original form or any subsequent form:

(1)

may be used only for a purpose related to the issuance, denial, suspension, or cancellation of a certificate issued by the board;

(2)

may not be released to any person except:

(A)

the person who is the subject of the information;

(B)

the Texas Education Agency;

(C)

a local or regional educational entity as provided by Section 411.097 (Access to Criminal History Record Information: Local and Regional Educational Entities); or

(D)

by court order;

(3)

is not subject to disclosure as provided by Chapter 552 (Public Information); and

(4)

shall be destroyed by the board after the information is used for the authorized purposes.

(c)

The department shall notify the State Board for Educator Certification of the arrest of any educator, as defined by Section 5.001 (Definitions), Education Code, who has fingerprints on file with the department. Any record of the notification and any information contained in the notification is not subject to disclosure as provided by Chapter 552 (Public Information).
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 27, eff. May 30, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1372 (S.B. 9), Sec. 20, eff. June 15, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 9A.02, eff. September 1, 2009.
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