Requesting Public Records
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Access to public records is provided in compliance with applicable laws. While the state encourages disclosure of public records, state law does allow for some information to be withheld.
Before starting a search for accessible public records, please review the Public Records section of the Revised Code of Washington, Chapters 42.56.001 through 42.56.903. Detailed information on the state Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) is also available at the Office of the Attorney General.
Within five business days of receipt of the request (day one is the first working day after the request is received), the district will do one or more of the following:
- Identify an online location where the record can be accessed. (Requesters who cannot access the Internet may be provided hard copies or access to a district terminal to access the record); or
- Provide a reasonable estimate of when records will be available; or
- If the requestor is unclear or does not sufficiently identify the requested records, the district may request clarification. The public records officer or designee may revise the estimate of when records will be available based on any clarification received; or
- Deny the request in accordance with state law.
Filing a Public Records Request
If you are interested in filing a public records request with the Lake Stevens School District, please complete the Request for Public Records Form. DO NOT complete this form to request a high school transcript. Scroll down for more information about transcript requests. You may also submit your request electronically. Please note there is a fifteen cents ($.15) per page charge for a standard black and white photocopy of a requested record as a reasonable charge for copies per RCW 42.56.120.
Requests for High School Transcripts
Please note that requests for high school transcripts do not need to go through a formal public records request. (We do not keep copies of high school diplomas.)
If you would like to request a transcript or an education verification, please use the LSHS Transcript Request Form. Please allow 7-10 business days for fulfillment of those requests during our summer break, as these will only be checked once per week. Transcripts cannot be requested over the phone, by email or by a third party (i.e. a parent or guardian).
Please return completed form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important information about transcript requests!
Requests will be fulfilled on Wednesdays each week throughout the summer.
For additional assistance, please contact our Public Records Officer Jayme Taylor at 425-335-1501.