Public Records Requests

Page last updated: 05/02/19

The Washington Public Records Act, RCW 42.56 provides for the release of public records maintained by a public agency, such as the school district, with some exceptions. For a list of the most common records that the district claims are exempt or protected from disclosure, please see the Public Records Request page of the district website at https://www.tacomaschools.org/legal/Pages/Public-Records-Requests.aspx. Requests or access to, or copies of, public records should be made in writing to the Public Records Officer, P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357, or to PublicRecords@tacoma.k12.wa.us specifying the records sought. Costs for copies are outlined in Policy 4040 and Regulation 4040R pursuant to RCW 42.56. Requests for student records by a current or former student or the student's parent/guardian should be directed to the building administrator at the student's current school; transcripts for former students and Special Education records requests should be directed to the Student Records Department at the Central Administration Building.