|(a) A school district or open-enrollment charter school
shall provide instruction in one or more courses to students in Grades
9-12 on proper interaction with peace officers during traffic stops
and other in-person encounters. The required instruction:
(1) may be provided as a part of any course or courses;
(2) must be provided to each student at least once
before graduation from high school.
(b) The instruction must include all of the following
(1) the role of law enforcement and the duties and
responsibilities of peace officers;
(2) a person's rights concerning interactions with
(3) proper behavior for civilians and peace officers
(4) laws regarding questioning and detention by peace
officers, including any law requiring a person to present proof of
identity to a peace officer, and the consequences for a person's or
officer's failure to comply with those laws; and
(5) how and where to file a complaint against or a
compliment on behalf of a peace officer.
(c) A school district or open-enrollment charter school
shall use materials developed through a memorandum of understanding
among the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the State Board of
Education, and the Texas Education Agency.
(d) A school district or open-enrollment charter school
may tailor the instruction developed under this section as appropriate
for the district's or school's community. In tailoring the instruction,
the district or school shall solicit input from local law enforcement
agencies, driver training schools, and the community.
(e) In accordance with §74.5 of this title (relating
to Academic Achievement Record (Transcript)), a school district or
an open-enrollment charter school shall clearly indicate on the transcript
or academic achievement record the year in which the instruction was
provided to the student.
(f) This section applies to any student who enters
Grade 9 in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter.