BUDA, Texas (KXAN) – The Hays CISD Board of Trustees Monday evening voted to get a good cause exception to a new Texas law on school security, according to the board agenda.
According to the resolution before board members, the district said it can’t comply with House Bill 3 because of a “lack of available qualified personnel.”
HB 3, which goes into effect Friday, would require armed security officers at every campus.
The resolution said the board would develop and document an alternative standard.
The district said it’s looking at guardian and school marshal programs as possible alternatives. The board will take this up again in September.
Other local school districts KXAN spoke with said they are struggling to come up with the money and personnel to comply with the new law by the time it goes into effect.