GBAA(LOCAL) - INFORMATION ACCESS: REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

Philosophy

The Board believes the District shall act with transparency and accountability with the public when requests for information are received.

Charging for Personnel Time

The public has the right to request the release of public information as required by the Public Information Act. As authorized by law, the District shall charge a requestor for additional personnel time spent producing information for the requestor after personnel of the District have cumulatively spent:

  1. 36 hours of time during the District's fiscal year; or
  2. 15 hours of time during a one-month period.

Suspension of Public Information Act During Catastrophe

The Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority to suspend the applicability of Government Code Chapter 552 to the District for the initial suspension period as permitted by law and described in GBAA(LEGAL) in the event of a catastrophe as defined by law. The Superintendent or designee shall inform the Board when an initial suspension is exercised and provide the required notices to the attorney general and public. The Board shall approve any extension of an initial suspension period.

Fort Bend ISD

GBAA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2021.04

DATE ISSUED: 3/15/2021