CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PREMISES
Texas Senate Bill 1553
Passed on June 15, 2017
COMMUNITY RELATIONS: CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PREMISES
Applicability of Criminal Laws
The criminal laws of the state apply to the areas under the control and jurisdiction of the board. Education Code 37.101
A school administrator, school resource officer, or school district peace officer may refuse to allow persons to enter on or may eject a person from property under the district's control if the person refuses to leave peaceably on request and:
1. The person poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or
2. The person behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting and:
a. The administrator, resource officer, or peace officer issues a verbal warning to the person that the person's behavior is inappropriate and may result in the person's refusal of entry or ejection; and
b. The person persists in that behavior.
Identification may be required of any person on the property. A district shall maintain a record of each verbal warning issued, including the name of the person to whom the warning was issued and the date of issuance.
At the time a person is refused entry to or ejected from a school district's property, the district shall provide to the person written information explaining the appeal process.