What is the purpose of the community safety education act?
The 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature in 2017 passed Senate Bill 30, also called the Community Safety Education Act.
The Texas Education Code (TEC) now has Section 28.012, which is about how to teach people how to interact with law enforcement.
The law says that the State Board of Education (SBOE) must make rules so that the instruction developed under TEC section 28.012 can be taught in one or more of the required courses for students in grades 9–12.
Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), section 74.39, “Requirements for Instruction on Proper Interaction with Peace Officers,” was changed by the SBOE.
It went into effect on August 27, 2018.
This rule says that school districts and charter schools must teach students in grades 9–12 how to talk to police officers in situations like traffic stops and other face-to-face meetings.
The new requirement applies to all students who start 9th grade in 2018-2019 and later.
The SBOE also approved a change to 19 TAC 74.5, Academic Achievement Record (Transcript).
Which says that a student’s completion of the required course on how to act around peace officers must be shown on the student’s academic achievement record.
What is the Community Safety Education Act’s Purpose?
In general, the goal of the Community Safety Education Act is to improve our everyday lives.
This is by teaching us how to stay safe and create a good environment for ourselves to grow.
It also teaches young people how important it is to avoid getting hurt.
The Community Safety Education Act’s Particular Objectives
Build on the progress of the traffic rules and public activities and make them stronger.
It means treating men and women equally. It lets you get jobs in all parts of the Justice System.
Set up and strengthen systems that make it easier for everyone to use.
The justice system and other ways to solve conflicts, like arbitration, conciliation, and mediation.
Also, make sure there are places where mediators can be trained, which will help speed up the justice system and contribute to social peace.
Train and educate the people who work in all of the Justice System’s institutions about human rights.
Reforming the prison system should be done everywhere and made stronger as a way to help people who are serving time get better, learn new skills, and get back into society.