DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — A “non-teaching” staff member was fired from a Del Valle ISD school after a recording device was found in a faculty bathroom, a district spokesperson told KXAN.
The incident happened at the Del Valle Opportunity Center, which is a high school in the district. All recordings were turned over to authorities, the spokesperson said.
“As soon as this information was reported to Del Valle ISD officials, the Del Valle ISD Police immediately started an investigation and requested assistance from all appropriate authorities,” the spokesperson wrote.
According to the Texas Education Agency, it had not received a report regarding the incident and was not able to weigh in. However, TEA did provide reporting requirements for both superintendents and educators.
According to TEA, superintendents or directors of school districts, districts of innovation, charter schools, regional education service centers and shard services arrangements are required to report to the commissioner when any non-certified employee resigns or is terminated and there is evidence that the employee:
- abused or otherwise committed an unlawful act with a student or minor
- was involved in a romantic relationship with or solicited or engaged in sexual contact with a student or minor
TEA educator reporting requirements said state law requires professionals, including teachers, school nurses and State Board for Education Certification (SBEC) certificate holders are to report to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) if they suspect child abuse or neglect.