Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.113
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Texas School for the Deaf


(a)

The Texas School for the Deaf is entitled to obtain criminal history record information maintained by the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency which relates to school employees, professional consultants, applicants for permanent, temporary, or consultative employment, student teachers, educational interns, persons who perform ongoing educational projects at the school, and volunteer positions whose employment or potential employment or volunteer positions with the school involves direct interactions with, or the opportunity to interact and associate with, the children or youth attending the school.

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by the school under Subsection (a) may not be released or disclosed to any person except on court order, with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information, or as provided by Subsection (d).

(c)

The school shall destroy criminal history record information that relates to a person after the information is used for its authorized purpose.

(d)

The school may provide the applicant, employee, professional consultant, volunteer, student teacher, educational intern, or person who performs ongoing educational projects at the school with a copy of the respective criminal history record information obtained from the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency.

(e)

The failure or refusal to provide a complete set of fingerprints or a complete name on request constitutes good cause for dismissal or refusal to hire or accept for placement, as applicable, with regard to school employees, professional consultants, applicants for permanent, temporary, or consultative employment, student teachers, educational interns, persons who perform ongoing educational projects at the school, or volunteer positions whose employment or potential employment or volunteer position with the school involves direct interactions with, or the opportunity to interact and associate with, the children or youth attending the school.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1340, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
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