Public Information Request (Open Records)

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    The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information.


    Making a Request 
    The Act is triggered when a person submits a written request to a governmental 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.


    Charges to the Requestor 
    A person may ask to view the information, obtain 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 for copies or for access to information must comply with attorney general rules, unless another statute authorizes an agency to set its own charges.


    Costs for Public Information Requests

    Click here for details on reproduction costs for public information requests.

    Public Records Request Forms

    The requestor may complete the District's Public Records Request form most applicable to their request (click one of the links below), or submit any other written documentation that provides the requestor’s name, address, email address, telephone number and a clear description of the documents requested.

    All Public Information Requests for school district records must be filed with the Communications Department. A request may be submitted in writing in one of four ways:

    1. Personally deliver written requests to the District's Administration Building. The request will then be delivered to the Communications Department.

      Birdville ISD Communications Dept.
      Administration Building
      6125 E. Belknap St.
      Haltom City, TX 76117

    2. Mail requests to:
      Public Information Request (Attn: Communications)

      Birdville ISD 
      6125 E. Belknap St.
      Haltom City, TX 76117

    3. Fax requests to 817-547-5537,  ATTN: Public Information Request

    4. Email requests to
      Please include “Public Records” in the subject line.

     For additional information on the Texas Public Information Act, visit the Texas Attorney General's website [Opens in New Window].