TEC 37.0021(a)
Texas Education Code § 37.0021. Use of Confinement, Restraint, Seclusion and Time-Out.


(a) It is the policy of this state to treat with dignity and respect all students, including students with disabilities who receive special education services under Subchapter A, Chapter 29.  A student with a disability who receives special education services under Subchapter A, Chapter 29, may not be confined in a locked box, locked closet, or other specially designed locked space as either a discipline management practice or a behavior management technique.  
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Last Amended:   82nd Leg., R.S., ch. 691, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2011 
82nd Leg., R.S., ch. 691, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2011
87th Leg, R.S., Ch. 225 (H.B. 785), Sec. 2, eff. June 4, 2021
Entered: October 20, 2021