Florence ISD upholds the principles of Open Government and complies fully with the Texas Public Information Act.
Texas Government Code 552.002(a) defines “public information” as information that is written, produced, collected, assembled, or maintained under a law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by a governmental body, or for a governmental body if the government body owns the information or has a right of access to it.
Public information may be requested from Florence ISD via the Superintendent’s office. It is important to note that governmental entities are not required to respond to questions via the Texas Public Information Act; however, if available, records that would provide the answers to posed questions will be provided if not excepted from release via statute.
Your request must be in writing and addressed to Public Information. Only written requests trigger a governmental body’s obligations under the Public Information Act.
Once your request is received by Florence ISD Public Information, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your request. If you do not receive an acknowledgment that your request has been received, then Public Information has not received your request.
Due to the volume of requests received, Florence ISD has a typical turnaround time of ten business days. In the event that processing your request will take longer than ten business days, Public Information will notify you of the projected time frame for completion.
The Texas Public Information Act allows a governmental body to recover costs relating to reproducing public information. Additionally, a request for copies that results in more than fifty pages may be assessed charges for labor, overhead, and materials. If the estimated charges will exceed $40.00, you will receive an itemized statement of estimated charges before any work is undertaken.
The following is a partial list of charges for copies of public information, as adopted by the General Services Commission:
For the complete list, go to Chapter 70.3 of the Texas Administrative Code
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