Breaking: Round Rock STILL Stalls Parents’ Complaint; AG Investigating PIA Overcharging

This week, Texas Values is urging the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees to stop stalling on the process of hearing a parent’s complaint about a male using the girl’s locker room and grant the parents their Level 3 grievance hearing. The Texas Attorney General is investigating a cost estimate of $29,147.79 for the Public Information Act (PIA) request Texas Values sent to obtain information on any district policies regarding a male using the female locker-room.

A few weeks ago, Texas Values announced that it submitted a PIA request to find out more about policies of a male student using the female locker room in Round Rock ISD. The school district responded by requesting Texas Values pay $29,147.79 to fulfill the request. Texas Values appealed the excessive costs to the Texas Attorney General’s Office. 

The AG’s Open Records Division is now investigating this complaint and the cost estimate procedures used by the school district.  Round Rock ISD must explain why they are requesting an outrageous amount of money for the documents Texas Values requested.

In the meantime, Round Rock ISD has failed to grant the parents at the center of the complaint a hearing for their Level 3 grievance. Grievance rules allow for the parents to have a public or private meeting with the school board trustees to resolve complaints with the school. Round Rock ISD only has one more meeting before the end of the school year.

“Round Rock ISD has stalled long enough. No more delays. Girls remain in danger while the district continues to ignore parental concerns and put politics above privacy,” said Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values.

Texas Values is considering assisting the parents in an appeal to the Texas Education Agency due to the school district’s unresponsiveness. 

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.