School Safety Law Toolkit

House Bill 1118

Effective Date: May 18, 2021

NOTE: This cybersecurity training bill is relevant to school districts and junior college districts as they are considered part of local government, Government Code 2054.003(9).

Requires specific school district and junior college district employees, as they are considered part of “local government,” and elected and appointed officials, to complete a cybersecurity training program certified under Government Code 2054.519. Requires local governments, at least once per year, to identify which employees must take this training. This training is required for those who access and use a local government computer system or database to perform at least 25 percent of their job duties. If an employee is noncompliant with training requirements, the employee can be denied access to their computer system or database. Requires the Department of Information Resources (DIR) to create a form for state agencies and local governments to verify employee training completion and the percentage of employees who completed the training.