Brownsville Independent School District 1900 Price Road Brownsville, Texas 78521-2417 (956) 698-6379 Fax: (956) 548-8115 Dr. Carl A. Montoya Leandra C. Ortiz Superintendent of Schools Staff Attorney December 5, 20 I2 Honorable Greg Abbott Certified Mail No. 70 II 3500000 I 1004 1758 Office of the Attorney General 300 W. is" Street Austin, Texas 7870 I RE: Public Information Request - PIR No. 7240 Dear General Abbott: I am the Staff Attorney for the Brownsville Independent School District ("Brownsville ISO" or "District"). On November 16, 2012, Brownsville ISO received a request for records pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, Texas Government Code §552.00 I, et. seq. ("TPIA" or the "Act") from Mr. Bobby Wightman-Cervantes (Exhibit A). The request seeks to obtain the following: "Please produce copies of any written communications from the law firm of Royston Rayzor related to offers to represent BISD against Healthsmart, or communications from Royston Rayzor related to Healthsmart. " The lOth business day after receiving the ovember 16, 2012 request would be December 7, 20 iz'. and the District's request for an opinion of the Texas Attorney General is timely under the Act. The District believes that information in documents responsive to this request may be excepted from disclosure under the TPIA sections §551.001-552.147, including sections §552.101 and § 552.104. Accordingly, pursuant to Texas Government Code §552.30 I(3), within 15 business days of its receipt of the request, the District will submit to your office written comments providing reasons why the stated exceptions apply that would allow the information to be withheld, and copies of the documents about which the District is seeking an opinion. The requestor is being provided a copy of this letter and notification that the District is seeking an opinion from your office (Exhibit B). Thank you for your consideration, and please do not hesitate to contact me at (956) 698- 6379. ( ,~:~<WL] tLhy- Leandra Costilla Ortiz Staff Attorney for Brownsville ISD cc: Mr. Bobby Wightman-Cervantes. Requestor Via hand-delivery Ms. Drue Brown, Public Information Officer I Brownsville ISO offices were closed from, ovember 19. 2012 through November 23. 2012 in observance to the Thanksgiving Holiday. District business resumed on ovember 26.2012. BISD is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color. national origin, gender, religion, age or disability in employment or provisions of services. programs or activities.