New Laws Impacting Schools + Students

Several new state laws impacting schools and students went into effect Sept. 1, 2023, putting in place stricter disciplinary action and additional requirements for schools to educate our communities served as we all work together for safer schools.

See below for information on two of the newly-enacted laws.

Decorative image: New Texas Law - House Bill 114 requires schools to place students found vaping or using marijuana in DAEP.

House Bill 114 requires automatic placement in DAEP for students found vaping or using marijuana. 

Drugs have real consequences. Let’s stay safe, STISD.


DPS flyer - Steps to Safe Gun Storage (English)

Click to access the flyer in Spanish

House Bill 3, Section 19 (88th Texas Legislature) adds Section 37.222 to the Texas Education Code, which requires the Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), to provide to each school district and open-enrollment charter school information and other resources regarding the safe storage of firearms, including information on section 46.13 of the Texas Penal Code, for distribution by the district or school.

Districts must provide this information to the parent or guardian of each student enrolled in the district or school.

Click here to access a number of resources from the Texas DPS Keep 'Em Safe Texas campaign