Texas Public Information Act
Much of the information on the site has been
obtained either through the use of the Texas Public Information
Act or is in the public domain. We urge parents and taxpayers
to read and utilize both the Texas Public Information Act and
the Open Meetings Act.
Many of your elected representatives and school administration
do not understand these or comply with them to the extent they
should. They are two very important tools in helping ensure that
"public servants" do a better job of "serving"
children and residents.
If administrators or elected officials cannot or
will not provide answers or you don't believe you are being told
the "straight scoop", these are tools you can utilize
to obtain information.
Any member of the public can submit a request for
public information. The recipient of the request cannot legally
ask you why you want information.
The Open Records Division provides an Open Government
Hotline staffed by investigators who specialize in both the Public
Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. These investigators
can answer questions regarding these laws and can help resolve
disputes involving the open government laws.
The Hotline can be reached at (512) 478-OPEN (6736) or
toll-free at (877) OPEN TEX (673-6839).