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TEXAS STATUTES CODES /EDUCATION CODES
34.004. Standing Children
A school district may not require or allow a child to stand on a school bus or passenger van that is in motion.
37.126. Disruption of Transportation
A person commits an offense if the person intentionally disrupts, prevents, or interferes with the lawful transportation of children to or from school or an activity sponsored by a school on a vehicle owned or operated by a county or independent school district.
An offense under this section is a class C misdemeanor.
545.066. Passing a School Bus
Texas law requires that you stop for a stopped school bus with flashing red lights and stop arm extended. Children get on and off the bus and may cross the road. They count on you to stop! You must remain stopped until the bus starts moving, the bus driver signals for you to go, or the flashing red lights are turned off. :: Read More
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Videotapes of Students on School Buses
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) provides that no federal funds will be provided to an educational agency or institution that releases personally identifiable information, other than directory information, contained in a student’s education records to anyone except certain enumerated federal, state, and local officials and institutions. Therefore, the school district is required to withhold information from public disclosure to the extent reasonable and necessary to avoid releasing an education record with personally identifying information to anyone other than the parent or guardian of such student or the enumerated officials. The Texas Attorney General has held that a videotape that shows students’ faces contains “personally identifiable information” of the students. Therefore, if a videotape from a school bus depicts any child other than your own and is an “education record” of the other child, the school district will not allow you to view the videotape. School districts also are not required to edit the videotape to exclude the other children from the videotape (such as blurring the students’ faces) if it does not possess that capability at the time of the request. See Texas Attorney General Opinions OR2002-2074 and OR93-402. At this time, the Royse City Independent School District does not possess the capability to blur students’ faces shown on a videotape.