Fort Worth Independent School District – Public Information Act – Catastrophe Notice
On Tuesday morning, March 3, 2020, the Fort Worth Independent School District’s domain controller server was impacted by a malware attack. The District’s technology team are working very carefully and deliberately to bring the systems back online. As a result, the District has been offline this week, and may remain offline, quite possibly, throughout spring break beginning March 9, 2020 through March 13, 2020.
Pursuant to Section 552.233(b) of the Texas Government Code, a governmental body may suspend the applicability of the requirements of the Texas Public Information Act (“Act”) if the governmental body is currently impacted by a catastrophe and provides proper notice in accordance with the section. A catastrophe is defined as a “condition or occurrence that interferes with the ability of a governmental body to comply with the requirements of the Act.
As such, the District is suspending the applicability of the requirements of the Act for the following time period:
Beginning Date of Initial Suspension: 03/03/2020
End Date of Initial Suspension: 03/10/2020
For questions regarding this notice or a pending request please contact the District’s Public Information Coordinator, Ms. Joanna Talley, at 817-814-1980 once the telephone lines are restored. If you believe a violation of the Act has occurred, please contact the OAG Open Government Hotline at (512) 478-6736 or toll free at 1-877-673-6839. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Information on Open Records Requests
Fort Worth Independent School District (District) is subject to the requirements of the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA). The TPIA requires the District to treat all requests for information uniformly without regard to the position or occupation of the requestor, the person on whose behalf the request is made, or the status of the individual as a member of the media. Tex. Gov. Code § 552.223.
Requests for transcripts and diplomas should be directed to the Student Record Services Department at (817) 814-3250. Requests for student education records for students currently enrolled in the District should be directed to the campus principal.
Requests for employee service records should be directed to the Employee Records Department at (817) 814-2760. Service records may be requested online by going to the Employee Records Department webpage.
All other requests for information must be submitted in writing and should contain the following:
- Your name
- Phone number
- Fax number (if applicable)
- Description of the information and/or document(s) being requested
Requests for information may be submitted in one of five ways:
Please take advantage of our new online system by clicking on the link above. Submitting your request online enables you to check the status of your request at any time.
2. U.S. Mail:
Fort Worth Independent School District
Public Information Request
Attention: JoAnna Talley
100 N. University Dr., Suite SW 172
Fort Worth, TX 76107
3. In person:
Fort Worth ISD Administration Building, 100 N. University Dr., Suite SW 172
The Fort Worth Independent School District has designated the email address firstname.lastname@example.org as the District's official email to receive any and all TPIA requests. As such, requests for information that are sent to any other District email address are not considered "received" and will not be processed unless the requestor sends the request to email@example.com.
Please include "Public Information Request" or "Open Records Request" in the subject line of your email.