Kent School Board Memebers - SPEEDING IN A SCHOOL ZONE - FAILURE TO STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS - ETHICS and OATH OF OFFICE

executivesession filed this request with the Kent School District of Kent, WA.
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23-24-192

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From: executivesession

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Hello,

It has been brought to light some possible conflicts of interest of various members of the KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD in regards to school safety and Board Policies & Procedures 1111 Oath of Office and Board Policies & Procedures 1002 Code of Ethics and Standards:

Standard 1. Values and Ethical Behavior
To be effective, an individual school director:
a. Places students’ needs first.
b. Demonstrates commitment to equity and high standards of achievement for each student.
c. Commits to treating each individual with dignity and respect.
d. Models high ethical standards.
e. Advocates for public education.

Enclosed is NOTICE OF INFRACTION allegedly issued to BOARD MEMBER MEGHIN MARGEL for failure to stop before reaching or overtaking a school bus on a highway while the visual signals were in operation, RCW 46.61.370

and

NOTICES OF INFRACTION (2) allegedly issued to BOARD MEMBER AWALE FARAH for SPEEDING IN A SCHOOL ZONE, RCW 46.61.440 two times in a single day.

These INFRACTIONS were issued in towns other than KENT.

I request copies of all NOTICES OF INFRACTION or TICKET/VIOLATION NOTICES such as these issued to any KENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER or KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF for the last 5 years and signed copies of each KENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER Oath of Office.

Thank you.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

THE PUBLIC

From: Kent School District

Dear Requester,

Kent School District received your public records request dated April 10, 2024. This is your five business day acknowledgement letter required by RCW 42.56. Your public records request is assigned tracking number 23-24-192.

Your request is for:

I request copies of all NOTICES OF INFRACTION or TICKET/VIOLATION NOTICES such as these issued to any KENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER or KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF for the last 5 years and signed copies of each KENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER Oath of Office.

The District anticipates providing the first installment of the requested records by April 30, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the undersigned.

Sincerely,

Dawn Boster (she/her)
Public Records Officer
Kent School District Administration Center
(253) 373-7218
publicrecords@kent.k12.wa.us

From: executivesession

05-15-2024

to: PublicRecords@kent.k12.wa.us

No records have been produced. A first installment of records was scheduled for April 30, 2024.

When do you anticipate providing the requested records?

Thank you.

From: executivesession

June 07, 2024

via email to PublicRecords@kent.k12.wa.us

*** ANTICIPATE LITIGATION ***

No records have been produced. A first installment of records was scheduled for April 30, 2024.

No response to multiple emails May 01, 2024, May 15, 2024, June 7 2024.

Is this request CLOSED?

*** ANTICIPATE LITIGATION ***

From: Kent School District

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From: Kent School District

Dear Requester,

Kent School District has completed the search and providing third party notification to the necessary parties for your request of:

copies of all NOTICES OF INFRACTION or TICKET/VIOLATION NOTICES such as these issued to any KENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER or KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF for the last 5 years and signed copies of each KENT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER Oath of Office.

The below link contains the responsive records and there were no redactions:

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I believe the search for the requested records was completed as I have interpreted it and your request is considered closed as of today's date without any further action. Pursuant to RCW 42.56.550, any judicial review of the district's actions taken or challenged must be filed within one year of today's date, June 13, 2025. If you have any questions or feel I have misinterpreted your request in any way, please contact me at your earliest convenience so we can work together to resolve any issues.

Sincerely,
Dawn Boster (she/her)
Public Records Officer
Kent School District
(253) 373-7218
publicrecords@kent.k12.wa.us

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