Open Government

  • Hays CISD belongs to you - the taxpayers, parents, students, teachers, staff, and the community. Transparency and accountability are important ingredients in the success of our district. If you need help with information or want to learn more about your school district, we're always glad to help.

    The Texas Public Information Act - Open Records

    Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

    Requesting Public Information

    Hays CISD accepts requests for public information (open records) in writing if they are received by:

      • Email at: Open.Records@hayscisd.net

      • Using the public information request form (fill in online) provided by the Texas Office of Attorney General. The Hays CISD fill in online form emails your responses to the district's designated open records email address listed above. If you wish, you may also download and print the public information form from the Office of the Attorney General (download; print; and; mail, email, or hand-deliver) website. This form allows a requestor the option of excluding from a request information that the district determines is confidential or subject to an exception to disclosure.

      • U.S. Mail at: Hays CISD Central Office at 21003 IH 35, Kyle, Texas 78640. 

      • Hand Delivered to: Hays CISD Central Office at 21003 IH 35, Kyle, Texas 78640. 

    Your Rights as a Requestor

    Your rights as a records requester (English)
    Your rights as a records requestor (Espanol)

    The Texas Open Meetings Act

    Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, ensures that meetings of governmental entities, such as your school board, are open and accessible to you. The law provides for very limited reasons a meeting may be closed.

    Unless otherwise provided in the notice for a meeting, regular Board meetings shall be held at:
    Hays CISD Academic Support Center
    21003 IH 35
    Kyle, TX 78640 [ map it] 

    Special meetings may be at any location in the district. 

    Please direct questions about Board meetings to:

    Barbara Gloria (Executive Assistant to Superintendent and Board of Trustees) Barbara.Gloria@hayscisd.net