Open Records Request

  • Access To Public Information

    It shall be the policy of the District to provide a suitable copy of public information within a reasonable time after the date on which the copy is requested.

    Submit a Request

    Before you submit a public information request, please review the Silsbee ISD website. The information you are seeking may be available online.

    Your request must be in writing, delivered in person, sent by U.S. mail, fax, or e-mail. Under the Public Information Act, only written requests trigger the District’s obligation to provide a response.

    By mail or in person to:

    Karen Powell
    Administrative Assistant, Silsbee Independent School District
    415 Highway 327 West
    Silsbee, TX 77656
    Email: karen.powell@silsbeeisd.org
    Fax: (409) 980-7897

    Location of Access

    An officer for public information complies with a request for public information by:

    • Providing the information for inspection or duplication in a district’s offices
    • Sending copies of the information by first class mail, if the requestor requests that copies be provided and pays the postage and any other applicable charges that the requestor has accrued
    • By referring a requestor to an exact Internet location or uniform resource locator (URL) address on a website maintained by the district and accessible to the public if the requested information is identifiable and readily available on that website.

    Time of response

    An officer for public information shall promptly produce public information for inspection, duplication, or both, on application by any person. “Promptly” means as soon as possible under the circumstances, that is, within a reasonable time, without delay. A district may not automatically withhold for ten business days public information not excepted from disclosure.

    If an officer for public information cannot produce the public information for inspection or duplication within ten business days after the date the information is requested, the officer shall certify that fact in writing to the requestor and set a date and hour within a reasonable time when the information will be available for inspection or duplication.

    If the requested information is unavailable because it is in storage or active use, an officer for public information shall certify this fact in writing to the requestor and set a date and hour within a reasonable time when the information will be available for inspection or duplication.

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