Public Information Requests

  • Requests for public information (open records) are handled in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act (PIA), Texas Government Code 552.001. The PIA gives the public the right to request access to government information. The PIA does not require the district to create new information, perform legal searches, or answer general questions.

    All requests should be submitted to Nick Spinetto, Director of Communications, via email or written requests can be sent to:

    • Nick Spinetto
    • Director of Communications
    • Jarrell ISD
    • 108 E. Avenue F, Jarrell, Texas 76537

    Public Information Requests are produced within ten business days. Changes made to House Bill 3033 on September 1, 2023, require school districts to approve up to ten business days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and state holidays) when the District is closed during the calendar year as non-business days. 

    On September 27, 2023, the Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees designated the following dates as non-business days for the 2023 - 24 school year.

    November: 20, 21, and 22 (Thanksgiving Break)
    December: 22, 26, 27, and 28 (Winter Break)

    March: 11, 12, and 13 (Spring Break) 

    Staff will notify the requestor in writing of the date and time when it will be available. If a request for copies of information exceeds 50 pages, the District may charge ten cents per copy and $15 per hour for labor costs associated with processing the request.

    Jarrell ISD will release requested information that is not confidential by law. If the information requested falls under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the district will withhold that information. 

    For information the district withholds, a ruling will be requested from the Office of the Attorney General if applicable. The requestor will be sent a copy of that communication. If information requested falls under the opinion if deemed that it violates student privacy information.

    NOTE: Jarrell ISD social media sites, including those created and managed by employees as part of their professional duties, are subject to open records laws. Any content posted/written in a social media format related to school district business, including communication posted by an employee of the district and communication received from citizens, is a public record.