Texas Bill Regarding Parental Access to Student Records (SB 242)
This law was last updated on Dec 7, 2017
SB 242 would grant parental access to school records related to their child’s general physical, psychological, or emotional well-being.
The bill asserts that parents have the right to full information regarding the school activities of the parent’s child and disclosure of any general knowledge regarding the parent’s child possessed by an employee of a school district.
Any attempt by an employee of a school district to conceal or withhold, or to encourage or coerce a child to withhold, information or general knowledge concerning the child from the child’s parent would be grounds for discipline.
The bill defines general knowledge to mean “personal, direct, or incidental knowledge.”
If passed, teachers may be forced to out students to their parents.