LAS VEGAS – Local parents of special needs students are advocating for greater accountability in schools.
State Senator Scott Hammond’s SB158 proposes installing cameras in special needs classrooms in public schools to ensure fair treatment of such students.
According to Hammond, the legislation would benefit non-verbal students who cannot advocate for themselves. Yesenia Gonzales, who has a special needs child, believes the bill would provide a voice to the voiceless and create a transparent account of events.
Furthermore, Andrea Michelle Esquivel, a mother of three autistic children, has had a similar experience where a camera proved her child’s case.
The bill would require elementary schools to install cameras in special education classrooms by June 30, 2026, and middle and high schools by June 30, 2028.
The Clark County School District has yet to comment on the bill.
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