The Humble I.S.D. General Counsel's office advises the Board of Trustees, Superintendent, and School District personnel on matters involving legal issues, employee contract administration, vendor contract administration, student issues, grievances and complaints, and personnel matters.

The General Counsel's Office is designated by Board policy to oversee all complaints including but not limited to Employee (DGBA), General Public (GF) and Parent/Student (FNG).  Complaint forms are attached as (EXHIBITS) to each corresponding policy under the School Board/Board Policy section of the District website.  If you cannot locate the appropriate form, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist.  All complaint forms provide instruction as to how to file a complaint. 

The General Counsel's Office also provides guidance on subpoenas and requests for records.  We encourage attorneys offices to contact us to coordinate any request for records from any campus within the Humble ISD.  Except in criminal cases, the District does require that a summons or subpoena be delivered in person to the appropriate custodian of records, not via email or fax, and must be accompanied by a witness fee.  All non work-related subpoenas should be served off District property.  We request that all attorneys work through our office before contacting a campus directly.   

Campus personnel will pass their issues through their principals and then through their vertical team leaders.  Administrative personnel will pass their issues through their department head. 

All presentation material presented within our pages are for internal use only.

For detailed information on Humble I.S.D. policies, procedures, and forms: 

Contact Us

Thomas Neumann
General Counsel  

Morgan B. Morrow
Assistant General Counsel 
(Contracts, Open Records Requests)

Peggy Astor
Legal Services Specialist
(Discipline Appeals/Expulsions, Grievances: Parent/Student (FNG), Employee (DGBA), General Public(GF)

Linda Hernandez
Legal Services Specialist
(Subpoenas, Student Records, Legal Custody Documents)

Phone: 281.641.1000
Fax: 281.641.1056
Email Legal Department

Public Information Requests

The Texas Public Information Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records. All government records are presumed to be available to the public. However, certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information.  Your request must be in writing and should be for documents or other information that is already in existence. Governmental bodies are not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or comply with a continuing request to supply information on a periodic basis as such information is prepared in the future. 

Written Requests May Be Submitted By:

Email Open Records
Mail: Humble ISD - General Counsel's Office at 10203 Birchridge Dr., Humble, Texas 77338
Fax: 281-641-1056
In-Person: Humble ISD - General Counsel's Office at 10203 Birchridge Dr., Humble, Texas 77338

Charges:

If a request for a copy of public information will result in the imposition of a charge that exceeds $40, or a request to inspect a paper record will result in the imposition of a charge under Section 552.271 that exceeds $40, the governmental body shall provide the requestor with a written itemized statement that details all estimated charges that will be imposed, including any allowable charges for labor or personnel costs.

The OAG Cost Rules Administration administers the rules promulgated by the Attorney General to determine charges and methods for charging for copies of public information, complaints from requestors regarding overcharges for copies of public information, and requests from governmental bodies for exemption from the rules or part of the rules.

Additionally, the section provides advice to governmental bodies and requestors regarding the charges and their applicability.

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Title IX

The following information is provided in response to 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8 of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, mandating notice of a nondiscrimination policy and adoption and publication of grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints. In accordance with Title IX, the district does not, and is required not to, discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to employment. As a school district serving students in kindergarten through grade 12, the district is not subject to provisions in Title IX Regulations (Subpart C) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in admissions and recruitment. However, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions or transfer requests.

The district has designated and authorized the following employee as the Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment:

Title IX Coordinator: Terry Perkins, Deputy Superintendent

Physical Address: 10203 Birchridge Drive, Humble, Texas 77338

Email Address: tperkin@humbleisd.net

Telephone Number: 281-641-8005

Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email.  During district business hours, reports may also be made in person.

District’s Title IX policies, FFH(LEGAL) and (LOCAL) and DIA(LEGAL) and (LOCAL)

To obtain a copy of the District’s Title IX policies and procedures, including the Title IX complaint process that complies with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, please contact: Peggy Astor by telephone at 281-641-8208 or by email.  All documents linked below are available for inspection upon request by contacting legaldepartment@humbleisd.net.

Upon receiving an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with board policies FFH and DIA.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.

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