Public Information 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 request to a government body. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, do legal or other research, answer questions, or explain District decisions. If the request is for student records, parents, guardians, students or their representatives may request student records from the campus where the student last attended school.

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. All charges imposed by a governmental body may be for copies or for access to information, must comply with Attorney General rules unless another statute authorizes an agency to set its own charges.

To ensure the accuracy and efficiency of filling the request for public information, all requests should contain the following information:
·      Full name and contact information of the individual making the request and any organizational affiliation;
·      A complete description of the records being requested including date ranges, categories, subject matter,
      etc.; and
·     The preferred format for record delivery.
Lamesa ISD charges fees authorized by the Texas Public Information Act. If the District will be required to spend excessive time and/or staff to fulfill the request, the District will provide the requestor with an estimate detailing the charges that will be imposed.

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