Public Record Requests
There is a specific procedure for the release of public information that is ruled by the Texas Public Information Act. These requests must be handled by SFISD’s Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Campuses cannot accommodate these requests. Employees of the school must also follow this procedure if the information requested is not within the realm of their jurisdiction.
What is the Texas Public Information Act (PIA)?
The act was originally known as the Texas Open Records Act. The purpose of the PIA is to give the public complete information relating to government affairs and public officials and employees (not students).
What is Public Information?
Information that is collected, assembled or maintained by or for the entity and that the entity has a right of access to.
More information about the Texas Public Information Act, including the handbook, is available on the Office of the Attorney General's Web site at http://www.oag.state.tx.us.
The “Request for Release of Public Records” form can be found here. Persons desiring to review documents maintained by the District and classified as Public Information shall submit their request, in writing, on forms provided by the District or in any other written manner that sets forth the required information. The application shall properly identify the document, or documents, to be inspected.