Open Records Requests

In order to properly abide by the Texas Public Information Act, the following procedures have been established by the DeSoto ISD. If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please contact DeSoto ISD Communications, at 972-223-6666.

All requests must be submitted in writing and should contain:

  • Your name
  • E-mail address
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number (if applicable)
  • Description of the information and/or document is requested

Please click HERE to complete the online Open Records & Public Information Request Form


Other methods to submit requests include:

Email:

Info@DeSotoISD.org

Subject heading should read Public Information Request or Open Records Request

U.S. Mail:
DeSoto Independent School District
Public Information Request
Attention: Sonya Cole-Hamilton
200 E. Belt Line Road
DeSoto, Texas 75115

In Person:
DeSoto Independent School District
Public Information Request
Attention: Sonya Cole-Hamilton
200 E. Belt Line Road
DeSoto, Texas 75115

 


Additional Information

E-mail requests received by another employee or department are to be returned immediately to the requestor with instructions to submit the request officially to the Communications Department. Requests received by mail or delivered in person, need to be taken immediately to the Communications Department. Once an individual within the district receives the request it begins the time frame (approximately 10 days) in which we must operate to fulfill the request.

Upon receipt, requests will be date stamped and assigned a file number based on date (month and year), order received and requestors name/organization (i.e. ORR-01-07-001-TEA ).

The request information will be recorded into an Excel spreadsheet.

The request will be fulfilled by DeSoto ISD Communications, by contacting the necessary district administrator for information and/or compiling and duplicating requested information. Requestors will be notified by the Director of Communications should there be any necessary correspondence between the district and requestor – such as charges for request, notice of additional time needed or that an Attorney General’s ruling has been requested.

In addition, the Director of Communications will be responsible for notifying third parties if their proprietary information is being requested from the DeSoto ISD.

Once the request has been fulfilled, withdrawn or otherwise completed all documentation will be filed by the ORR file number. In addition, the outcome and completion date will be noted on the spreadsheet for each request.

For complaints regarding failure to release public information please contact your local County or District Attorney. You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Records Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or toll-free at 1-877-673-6839. For complaints regarding overcharges, please contact the General Services Commission at 512-475-2497.