In accord with Texas Governor Abbott’s announcement on April 4, ECI Academy will be closed for the remainder of 2019-2020 academic year. ECI Academy recognizes that Texas Law gives the public the right to access certain government records that are otherwise note exempted from disclosure, and that the law contains guidelines for the timeframe in which we must respond to requests for information.
Please understand that due to the current federal and state emergency declarations related to COVID-19, our school’s normal operations have been suspended and we are currently operating with a skeleton crew. Moreover, on March 19, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott signed an order closing all schools throughout the state of Texas beginning at 11:59PM on March 20,2020.
The Attorney General recognizes that days when public bodies are closed and skeleton crew days are not counted as business days for the purposes of calculating response deadlines under the Texas public Information act. For these reasons, we currently are not processing open record requests. We will resume processing requests within the timeframe required by state of law once school reopens and we have more than a skeleton crew available at our school facilities.