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How do I Request a Public Record?

The North Beach School District is dedicated to operating in an open and accessible manner and in full compliance with the Washington State Public Records Act, a law that the legislature enacted to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state agencies.

Washington law requires state and local agencies to make public records available to the public.  This law, the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, supports the public's right to be informed about what their government is doing.

The Act also lists certain public records that do not have to be disclosed.  These exemptions are intended to prevent unreasonable invasions of personal privacy or the use of public records for personal or commercial gain.

The Act also requires that the public records requested are "identifiable."  Your public disclosure request must include a reasonable description that would allow a North Beach School District employee to locate the records.  A general question is not a public disclosure request.

Submit your Public Records Request

The North Beach School District collects public records requests through an easy to use electronic records management system called JustFOIA.  

To submit a request, please click the following link: f you submit your request in written form, it will be inputted into the electronic system for processing/fulfillment.   If you choose to submit it in this way, please include the following information with your submission:

  • Your Full Name
  • Date & Time of Request
  • Your Address
  • Your Phone Number
  • Your Email Address
  • A Detailed Description of the record(s) being requested

By U.S. Mail
Ryan Griffiths, Public Records Coordinator
Attn: Public Records Request
North Beach School District
P.O. Box 159
Ocean Shores, WA  98569  

By Fax

In Person
North Beach School District
336 State Route 115
Ocean Shores, WA  98569  

We have a form that you can use for written submissions.  Click here to download the form.

You may also submit your form by email.  If you submit it by email, it will be inputted into the electronic system for processing/fulfillment.

By Email

Exemptions to Public Records Disclosure

List of Laws Exempting or Prohibiting Disclosure Pursuant to RCW 42.56.070(2), these procedures contain a list of laws - other than those specifically listed in the Washington Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW - which may exempt disclosure of certain public records or portions of records.  The district has identified the following laws:

  • The Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act (FERPA), 20 USC § 123g and 34 CFR Part 99 (regarding student educational records);
  • Washington State Student Education Records Law, RCW 28A.605.060;
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 USC §1400 et.seq.and 34 CFR Part 300 (protecting and confidentiality of personally identifying information contained in student records of students with disabilities); 
  • Privileged communications and attorney work product, such as set forth in Chapter 5.60 RCW;
  • Criminal Records Privacy Act (CRPA), Chapter 10.97, RCW;
  • Information on students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, 42 USC § 1758 (b)(6);
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), 45 CFR Parts 160-164 (regarding health care information privacy and security);
  • Abuse of Children - Protection and Procedure, RCW 26.44.010; RCW 26.44.010; RCW 26.44.030(9);
  • Notification of Junvenile Offenders, RCW 13.04.155(3);
  • Examination questions for teachers or pupils prior to the examination, Questions, RCW 28A.635.040;
  • Public Law 98-24, Section 527 of the Public Health Services Act, 41 USC § 290dd-2 (confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records);
  • United States and Washington Constitutional provisions including, but not limited to, the right of privacy and freedom of association.  In addition to these exemptions, RCW 42.56.070(9) prohibits providing access to lists of individuals requested for commercial purposes, and the district may not do so unless specifically authorized or directed by law.

The above list is for informational purposes only and is not intended to cover all possible exemptions to the Public Records Act.  Under appropriate circumstances, the district may also rely upon other legal exemptions which are not set forth above or contained within the Public Records Act.

Further Questions?

Please refer to Policy 4040, Public Access to District Records, or Procedure 4040P.

You may also contact: Ryan Griffiths, Public Records Coordinator; 360-289-2447;