(a) In this section, “school employee” means any person employed by a school district in an executive, administrative,
or clerical capacity or as a superintendent, principal, teacher, or instructor.
(b) Any school employee's assignment, pledge, or transfer, as security for indebtedness,
of any interest in or part of the employee's salary or wages then due or that may
become due under an existing contract of employment is enforceable only:
(1) if, before or at the time of execution, delivery, or acceptance of an assignment,
pledge, or transfer, written approval is obtained in accordance with the policy of
the employing school district; and
(2) to the extent that the indebtedness it secures is a valid and enforceable obligation.
(c) A school district shall honor an assignment, pledge, or transfer fulfilling the
conditions of Subsection (b) without incurring any liability to the school employee
executing the assignment, pledge, or transfer. Payment to any assignee, pledgee, or transferee in accordance with the terms of
the instrument constitutes payment to or for the account of the assignor, pledgor,
or transferor. An assignment, pledge, or transfer is enforceable only to the extent of salary due
or that may become due during continuation of the assignor's employment as a school
(d) Venue for any suit against the employer of a school employee to enforce an assignment,
pledge, or transfer of salary is in the county where the employing school is located.
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