Open Records/Information Requests
NOTE: Carroll ISD is closed until May 4, 2020 by order of the Governor of Texas to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.The Texas Attorney General's Office has released clarifying information about the calculation of business days under the Public Information Act and related use of the new temporary suspension process.Information requests should be made in writing and mailed to:Carroll ISDAttn: Julie Thannum2400 N. Carroll AvenueSouthlake, TX 76092
OR faxed to 817-949-7088 OR emailed to Julie Thannum.
Freedom of Information Requests, sometimes called Open Records requests, are handled by the Assistant Superintendent for Board and Community Relations on behalf of the Superintendent. One exception involves student records. Requests for student records by that student's parent or guardian may be handled directly by the principal at the school campus. Board policy permits the principal to provide one copy of the student's educational record for the parent or guardian free of charge. Any additional copies will require copy charges as per Board Policy GBA. Requests for Special Education records may be submitted to the Special Programs Department. If any part of a written request for student records includes information that might be deemed private under state or federal law, the written request will be forwarded to the Superintendent's Office and ultimately to the Attorney General's Office for processing.
Carroll ISD works to meet information requests in compliance with state and federal laws. To the extent possible, requests are handled in the order they are received. By law, Carroll ISD has 10 business days to determine whether or not to seek an Attorney General's ruling regarding information that may be excepted from public disclosure.