House Bill 3 Model Standards for Parental Notification | Texas … – Texas Education Agency


The purpose of this To the Administrator Addressed (TAA) is to provide guidance for educational leaders in the field regarding parental notification, as required by House Bill (HB) 3, 88th Regular Session, 2023.
HB 3 amended the Texas Education Code by adding Section §37.1131 (effective September 1, 2023), which requires each school system to adopt a policy for providing notice regarding violent activity that has occurred or is being investigated at a campus, other school system facility, or at a school system-sponsored activity. The policy must: 
Policies must ensure that school systems notify students, staff, and parents (or those standing in parental relation) of certain incidents in a manner that is timely and provides adequate information for parents to assess the specific situation. Accordingly, notifications should be issued as soon as pertinent information is available.  
Policies should not be limited to certain types of activities; however, notification must be issued for every incident that may pose a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Incidents warranting district or campus-wide notifications should be based on the school system’s community needs. If a policy states that a notification will be issued, the school system must follow that policy. For Sample Notification Messages, please see TEA’s guidance related to Guidance on Model Standards for Parental Notification
For questions, information, or guidance related to this TAA, please contact Dr. Amy Blakey ([email protected]) in the Safe and Supportive Schools Division.
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