Public Information or Open Records Requests
The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information. The Act is triggered when a person submits a written (electronically or hardcopy) request to the government body. The request must include the following:
Public information includes any information that is collected, assembled, or maintained by or for a government entity in connection with the transaction of official business. The Public Information Act applies to records regardless of their format. It includes information that is maintained in paper, tape, microfilm, video, electronic data held in a computer memory as well as other mediums specified under law.
The information requested must already exist. The Texas Public Information Act does not require a government body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
A person may ask to view the information onsite, get copies of the information, or both.
Charges to the Requestor: If a request is for copies of information, the government body may assess a reasonable fee. If the request is only to inspect the information, usually the government body does not impose a fee. However, under limited circumstances a fee maybe charged to access the information. All fees must comply with attorney general rules, unless another statue authorizes an agency to set its own charges. The entity must provide the requestor with an estimate of cost before charging a fee.
Once a request is received, the government body has ten (10) days provide the request information. If it will take longer than 10 days produce the information, the government body must notify the requestor.
Requesting Data from the School District
Athletic Participation Data
TItle IX Compliance Efforts
Links to Tarrant County School Districts
(accurate as of Nov 2016)