How to write a Public Information Request (PIR)

Tailoring your questions to the answers you seek!

Just like Special Education Goals, requests for information should have descriptors that help you zero in on the information you need. Don't forget to send in your responses.

Template using subject, population, type and time period.

Include 4 elements:


Please provide records regarding the 1st grade (population) students (subject) including 504 plans and IEPs (type of records) for the 2020-2021 school year (timeframe).

This could be narrowed further by ethnicity or placement. You can define.

The school must respond within 10 days, if the request will take more than 10 days to fulfill.

They may also ask for permission to redact personal identifiers, or provide you with a cost estimate.

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