Chapter 61. School Districts
Subchapter DD. Commissioner's Rules Concerning
Missing Child Prevention and Identification Programs


Statutory Authority: The provisions of this Subchapter DD issued under the
Texas Education Code, 33.057, unless otherwise noted.


61.1041. Missing Child Prevention and Identification Program: Fingerprints and Photographs.

(a) In accordance with the Texas Education Code, 33.054, a photograph of a student shall be retained by the participating school until the photograph is replaced by a photograph taken after the date of the original photograph or until the expiration of three years, whichever is earlier.

(b) When a student withdraws from a school district, all photographs and fingerprints of the student taken as part of the Missing Child Prevention and Identification Program shall be returned to the parent or guardian of the student. If the district is unable to return the photograph and fingerprints to the parent or guardian, the photograph and fingerprints shall be destroyed by the school district.

Source: The provisions of this 61.1041 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 3706.


For additional information, email rules@tea.state.tx.us.