Texas Public Information Request
Making a Request. The request must be submitted in writing and must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
Charges to the Requestor. A person may ask to view the information, get copies of the information or both. If a request is for copies of information, the governmental body may charge for the copies. If a request is only for an opportunity to inspect information, then usually the governmental body may not impose a charge on the requestor. However, under certain limited circumstances a governmental body may impose a charge for access to information.
Responsibilities of Requestors.
All people who request public information have the responsibility to:
- Submit a written request according to a governmental body’s reasonable procedures
- Include enough description and detail of the requested information so the governmental body can accurately identify and locate the requested items
- Cooperate with the governmental body’s reasonable requests to clarify the type or amount of information requested
For your convenience, the District provides numerous documents online. Below is a partial listing of what is available online at www.yisd.net.
- 2015 Bond Information
- AP Check Registers
- Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
- Board Policy Manual
- Debt Information
- Enrollment Statistics
- Financial Audits
- Payroll Costs
- Salary Schedules
- School Calendar
- Superintendent’s Contract
Charges for Providing Copies of Public Information (partial listing)
- Digital video disc (DVD)--$3.00
- Labor - $15.00/hour
- Miscellaneous supplies – actual cost
- Non-rewritable CD (CD-R)--$1.00
- Other electronic media--actual cost
- Overhead Charge – 20% of labor charge
- Postage and shipping – actual cost
- Programming Labor - $28.50/hour
- Standard paper copy. $.10 per page