The Texas Education Agency adopted a rule regarding how a visitor may appeal a school district’s decision to refuse entry to or eject that person from the premises. The adopted rule, which will be located at 19 Texas Administrative Code § 103.1207, takes effect on August 26, 2018.
The rule requires the board of trustees to adopt a policy that will allow the person to appeal his or her ejection/refusal of entry by using the district’s existing grievance process (STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - STUDENT AND PARENT COMPLAINTS/GRIEVANCES– FNG(Local). The person must be able to present his or her appeal to the board in person within 90 days of filing the appeal.
The board’s decision to grant or deny an appeal regarding refusal of entry or ejection, following the Board appeal hearing, is final and may only be appealed to the Commissioner pursuant to Section 7.057 of the Texas Education Code.