Public Records Requests

  • All records maintained by Highline Public Schools are available for public inspection unless specifically exempted by law. You are entitled to access public records, under reasonable conditions, and to copies of those records upon paying the costs of making the copy. In most cases, you do not have to explain why you want the records. However, specific information may be necessary to process your request. We may require information necessary to establish if disclosure would violate certain provisions of law. 

    The more precisely you can identify the record you seek, the more responsive we can be. Highline Public Schools provides access to existing public records in its possession; however, the district is not required to collect information or organize data to create a record not existing at the time of the request.
    How Highline Public Schools Will Respond to Your Public Records Request

    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:

    • Make the records available for inspection or copying; or 
    • Identify an internet 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 
    • If copies are requested and payment of a deposit for the copies, if any, is made or terms of payment are agreed upon, send the copies to the requester; 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.

    Costs for Public Records

    A new fee schedule became effective on July 27, 2017.  Refer to the Public Records Request Fee Schedule for detailed information regarding the recent changes. 

    Submit your Public Records Request one of several ways.
    Click here to download the form you need to submit. Click here to submit the form electronically.
    By Email
    Please indicate on the subject line: Public Records Request along with your first & last name
    By U.S. Mail
    Highline Public Schools
    15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW
    Burien, WA 98166
    Attn: Michelle Terry, Public Records Officer
    By Fax
    In Person
    Highline Public Schools
    15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW
    Burien, WA 98166
    Click here to download the form you need to submit.
    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. 
    The District may adopt modified business hours during June-August, at which times business hours will be 7:30-5:30, Monday through Thursday, or as published on the District website. District offices will be CLOSED on February 19, 2018 and May 28, 2018.  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.

Public Records Request Fee Schedule

Below is our fee schedule for public records requests.