• To protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff with regard to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), GISD facilities are closed beginning March 20, 2020 until further notice.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Texas Governor’s recent disaster declaration, GISD is following the Texas Attorney General’s guidelines regarding the Texas Public Information Act (the “Act”).  The Attorney General has clarified that if a governmental body has closed its physical offices for purposes of a public health or epidemic response or if a governmental body is unable to access its records on a calendar day, then such day is not a business day for purposes of the Act, even if staff continues to work remotely or staff is present but involved directly in the public health or epidemic response.  As such, GISD will process open records requests submitted during GISD's closure/period of altered operations upon GISD's return to normal operations/business days, in accordance with the Act and the Attorney General’s guidelines.   

     

    Galveston Independent School District, as a local governmental entity, is subject to the requirements of the Texas Public Information Act. 

    All requests must be submitted in writing and should contain:

    • Your Name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Fax number (if applicable)
    • Description of the information and/or document open requested.

    The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require the district to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

     

    To request information from this governmental body, use one of the following methods:

    • In Person (GISD SUPPORT CENTER IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19)
      • GISD Support Center, 3904 Ave T, Galveston, Texas 77550
      • Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (closed on Fridays in the summer)
    • By Mail
      • Send the Request to:  
        • Galveston ISD Office of Communications
        • Public Information Request
        • PO Box 660
        • Galveston, Texas 77553
    • By Fax
      • Send the request to fax number: (409) 762-8372