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
Weekends, national and state holidays, including those landing on a weekend and observed on a Monday or Friday, do not count as business days and shall not be counted against the district for the purpose of meeting its deadline to respond to a public information request. Additionally, the board has designated an additional 10 nonbusiness days per calendar year (see calendars below). Please keep these dates in mind upon submitting your public information request.