ERIC Number: ED306479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of the Missing Child Prevention and Identification Program in the Public Schools: As Reported by the State Board of Education. Submitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Seventy-First Texas Legislature, 1987-1988.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This report was prepared in response to a request from the 70th Texas Legislature that the Texas Education Agency implement a voluntary missing child prevention and identication pilot program on school campuses. The report consists of four brief sections. "Historical Introduction" reviews legislative actions taken by the Texas Legislature to address the prevention and identification of missing children. "Implementation Plans and Strategies" describes the implementation of the voluntary missing child prevention and identification pilot program in the Manor, Pflugerville, and Round Rock Independent School Districts. "Verification of Implementation" discusses documentation of the pilot program and evaluation procedures to be used. Finally, three recommendations that could make the program more effectiive are proposed. These recommendations include: (1) appropriate use of existing student data files at the Texas Education Agency, with discretionary accessibility of student data determined by State Board of Education rule; (2) appropriate distribution of posters by the Department of Public Safety to school campuses monthly, with pictures, names, and dates of birth of school-age missing children; and (3) voluntary fingerprinting and photographing by school districts of each student entering first grade in Texas public schools. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Identification, Prevention, Runaways, School Activities, School Role, Victims of Crime
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas