For Public Records Request please contact:
Public Records Officer
Bellevue School District
PO Box 90010
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone (425) 456-4101
Fax: (425) 456-4176
Please include your contact information, detailed information on the records you seek and how you wish to receive the records.
After We Receive Your Request
Within five business days of receiving a public record request, the Public Records Officer will:
- Provide the record; or
- Provide an internet address and link on the district’s web site to the specific records requested; or
- Acknowledge that the district has received the request and provide a reasonable estimate of the time the district will require to respond to the request; or
- Deny the public record request with a written statement as to why it is being withheld and a citation of the specific exemption (RCW) that applies.
In the event that the request is unclear, the District will contact the requestor for clarification of the records requested. Once clarified, the District will respond in accordance with the guidelines stated above. If the requestor fails to clarify the request, the District may consider the request closed.
No request will be denied solely on the basis that the request is overbroad.
If the record requested for inspection and/or copying contains both information exempted from disclosure and nonexempt information, the District will produce as much of the record as possible, with the exempt portion redacted, and will provide a written explanation for the redaction.
Public records will be available for inspection and copying during the District’s customary office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There is no cost to view records.
When printed copies are made, copies will be provided only in black and white and the District may charge $0.10 per page for records copied, except that the first 100 pages supplied to an individual requestor in a school year will not be charged.
Electronic copies will not be charged, except for actual cost of storage device used to deliver copies to the requestor (for example: Audio tapes, video tapes, diskettes, CDs, or DVDs). However, not all documents are stored electronically.
The District may charge actual postage or delivery charges.
The District may require a deposit not to exceed 10 percent of the cost of providing copies for a request.
Washington State Law
- Each state and local agency shall appoint and publicly identify a public records officer whose responsibility is to serve as a point of contact for members of the public in requesting disclosure of public records and to oversee the agency’s compliance with the public records disclosure requirements of this chapter. A state or local agency’s public records officer may appoint an employee or official of another agency as its public records officer.
- For state agencies, the name and contact information of the agency’s public records officer to whom members of the public may direct requests for disclosure of public records and who will oversee the agency’s compliance with the public records disclosure requirements of this chapter shall be published in the state register at the time of designation and maintained thereafter on the code reviser web site for the duration of the designation.
- For local agencies, the name and contact information of the agency’s public records officer to whom members of the public may direct requests for disclosure of public records and who will oversee the agency’s compliance within the public records disclosure requirements of this chapter shall be made in a way reasonably calculated to provide notice to the public, including posting at the local agency’s place of business, posting on its internet site, or including in its publications.
[2007 c 456 § 6; 2005 c 483 § 3. Formerly RCW 42.17.253.]