State Lawmakers Propose Allowing Surveillance In Special Needs Classes

Security CCTV camera or surveillance system, operating inside the building.

Surveillance cameras may soon protect the most vulnerable children in Louisiana schools.

Legislators proposed a bill Wednesday that would allow parents of special needs students to request a camera be installed in their classrooms to monitor activity.

Senator Franklin Foil said Senate Bill 39 would cost the state nearly $7 million, with each camera costing around $5,000.

Officials say the bill was proposed after lawmakers heard many stories about special needs students being treated unfairly.

SB 39 will be debated once the legislative session begins in March.

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