Public Information Portal
All public information requests should be submitted by clicking the following link: Del Valle ISD Public Information Request Portal.
This procedure allows the district to accurately document the date each request is received and respond to the requestor promptly. If the request cannot be produced within ten business days, staff will notify the requestor in writing (including electronically) of the reasonable date and time when it will be available. The request must ask for records or information already in existence.
Any person requesting public information has the responsibility to:
Submit the request through the Online Portal.
Include enough description and detail of the information to allow the District to accurately identify and locate the items requested.
Clarify the type or amount of information requested if needed.
The District shall release requested information that is not confidential by law. For items the District chooses to withhold, 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 the information requested falls under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), federal law supersedes state law, and information may be withheld without requiring an AG opinion if deemed that it violates student privacy information.
Student Directory Information
Directory information for District students has been classified into two separate categories:
- Items for use only for school-sponsored purposes; and
- Items for all other purposes.
For the following school-sponsored purposes and school-related purposes that support the District’s mission, directory information shall include: student name; address; telephone listing; electronic mail address; photograph; date and place of birth; major field of study; degrees, honors, and awards received; dates of attendance; grade level; most recent educational institution attended; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; enrollment status; and student identification numbers or identifiers that cannot be used alone to gain access to electronic education records.
All Other Purposes
For all other purposes, directory information shall include student name.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.