Public Information

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • The Texas Attorney General (AG) Open Government website provides information on the Public Information Act (PIA), the PIA request process, and how to obtain a ruling from the AG as well as links to the searchable open records decision and open records letter ruling databases and related forms.
  • The AG's Open Government Training Information website includes a free PIA training video and related training information for governmental officials. 
  • The AG's Public Information Act Handbook details each of the PIA statutes and relevant cases, open records decisions, and open records letter rulings as well as related forms.
  • The AG's Public Information Act Posters, available in both English and Spanish, must be posted in the district’s administrative offices to inform the public of their rights under the PIA.
  • The AG’s Catastrophe Notice must be submitted to the AG’s office and posted at the district in the same manner as posting for open meetings by a district impacted by a catastrophe prior to suspending compliance with the PIA.
  • The AG’s Notice Statement to Persons Whose Proprietary Information Is Requested is a form developed for use by governmental bodies required to notify third parties that their proprietary information is subject to a PIA request.
  • The AG's Charges for Public Information website provides information on the AG's PIA cost rules, a public information cost estimate model, and contact information to request advice on PIA charges and their applicability.
  • The AG’s Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) website provides information about a program intended to protect the addresses of victims of family violence, sexual assault, and stalking from release by assigning those individuals post office box addresses.
  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Office of Legal Services Address Confidentiality Program website provides guidance for districts about the enrollment of students from an ACP household and a related affidavit form.
  • The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides consulting services regarding records retention and other records-related issues by phone, mail, and email.