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Responding to Texas Public Information Act Requests: From the Simple to the Insane

Not for the faint of heart, we will explore the complexities of fulfilling TPIA requests. This webinar is for those who possess a working understanding of the PIA. We'll dig into complex information requests including those asking for information not stereo-typically considered “school records” such as administrator or board member personal emails and text messages.

Our session is being presented by a former Assistant Attorney General who can provide first-hand advice and practical tips – everything you ever wanted to know about the TPIA.


  • What exactly is the Public Information Act?
  • What is a valid request for information?
  • Rules and deadlines for responding to requests
  • What can I charge requestors for?
  • How to redact information without a ruling from the AG
  • Requesting an Attorney General opinion
  • What happens when you request an opinion from the AG
  • Common exceptions to the Public Information Act
  • When third party notifications are required

Audience: Those who have responsibility for complying with TPIA requests

Presented by April R. Philley

Responding to Texas Pubic Information Act Requests: From the Simple to the Insane

Registration Details

Per computer - 90 minute session
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We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) checks, and purchase orders. Checks should be made out to Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C. and mailed to 4201 W. Parmer Lane, Suite A-100, Austin, TX 78727.

Continuing Education Credit

Eichelbaum Wardell is a certified provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements through the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The firm is also a registered provider of Continuing Education credits for School Board Members through the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and business officers through the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).

Cancellation Policy

Although we cannot accept cancellations, substitutions may be made at any time. If you have any questions, contact us by email or by phone at 972.377.7900. If you can arrange for a group of 25 or more to get together from your district or from a group of several districts, we will come to you. Please call for more information.