Texas Public Information Act

  • To protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff with regard to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Alief ISD's schools and offices are closed until further notice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Texas Governor’s recent disaster declaration, Alief ISD is following the Texas Attorney General’s guidelines regarding the Texas Public Information Act (the “Act”). The Attorney General has clarified that if a governmental body has closed its physical offices for purposes of a public health or epidemic response or if a governmental body is unable to access its records on a calendar day, then such day is not a business day for purposes of the Act, even if staff continues to work remotely or staff is present but involved directly in the public health or epidemic response. The Attorney General also clarified that "Skeleton crew days" are not considered business days. As such, Alief ISD will process open records requests submitted during Alief ISD's closure/period of altered operations upon Alief ISD's return to normal operations/business days, in accordance with the Act and the Attorney General’s guidelines.