LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Special education students would be protected by the presence of cameras in their classrooms, parents testified Monday as the Nevada Senate Education Committee heard details of a new proposal.
Senate Bill 158 (SB158) would mandate video surveillance cameras during instruction hours in special education classrooms statewide. It’s a sensitive subject for people concerned about privacy — but that privacy has been a shield for abuse in classrooms, parents told the committee on Monday in Carson City.
Yesenia Gonzales, the mother of an autistic student in Las Vegas, said the legislation would protect the “most vulnerable” students.
“SB158 would give them a voice when an incident occurs as many are unfortunately unable to speak due to being nonverbal and having difficulty expressing,” Gonzales said in testimony from Las Vegas.