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Public Records Requests
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. Requests or access to, or copies of, public records should be made in writing to the Public Records Officer, Joey Grant at 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.
How to make a Public Records Request
1. By completing a form: Public Records request form
2. By email: Send a request to PublicRecords@tacoma.k12.wa.us
2. By fax: 253-571-1043
3. By US mail - send a request to:
Public Records Officer
Tacoma Public Schools
PO Box 1357
Tacoma, WA 98401-1357
4. In person: (by appointment only)
Central Administration Building
601 South 8th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Lists of Individuals:
If you are requesting lists of individuals, please complete the Declaration of Non-Commercial Use form. Lists of individuals will not be released without this form.
Hours of Inspection:
District records must be inspected at the Central Administration Building. Public records are made available for inspection and copying during normal business hours of the District, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding District holidays. District holidays are set forth on the calendar available on the District’s website, but normally include all state holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.