Auburn School District – Lawsuits - 2010-2020 (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)

Essa Advocate filed this request with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction of Washington.
Tracking #

20-040

Multi Request Auburn School District – Lawsuits - 2010-2020
Due Feb. 4, 2020
Est. Completion March 2, 2020
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Essa Advocate


To Whom It May Concern:

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

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

1. I request an electronic copy of all RECORDS and WRITING regarding any legal lawsuits filed by the Auburn School District or filed by any employee of the Auburn School District in any legal jurisdiction for the years 2010 – 2020.

2. I request an electronic copy of all RECORDS and WRITING regarding any legal lawsuits filed against the Auburn School District or filed against any employee of the Auburn School District in any legal jurisdiction for the years 2010 – 2020.

RCW 42.56.010(4) Definition of “Writing”

(4) "Writing" means handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, and every other means of recording any form of communication or representation including, but not limited to, letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combination thereof, and all papers, maps, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic films and prints, motion picture, film and video recordings, magnetic or punched cards, discs, drums, diskettes, sound recordings, and other documents including existing data compilations from which information may be obtained or translated.

https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=42.56.010

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,

Essa Advocate

From: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Good Morning,

Thank you for contacting the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). We received the request you submitted on January 27, 2020 and logged your request as Public Records Request No. 20-040. You requested:

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

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

1. I request an electronic copy of all RECORDS and WRITING regarding any legal lawsuits filed by the Auburn School District or filed by any employee of the Auburn School District in any legal jurisdiction for the years 2010 - 2020.

2. I request an electronic copy of all RECORDS and WRITING regarding any legal lawsuits filed against the Auburn School District or filed against any employee of the Auburn School District in any legal jurisdiction for the years 2010 - 2020.

RCW 42.56.010(4) Definition of "Writing"

(4) "Writing" means handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, and every other means of recording any form of communication or representation including, but not limited to, letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combination thereof, and all papers, maps, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic films and prints, motion picture, film and video recordings, magnetic or punched cards, discs, drums, diskettes, sound recordings, and other documents including existing data compilations from which information may be obtained or translated.

https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=42.56.010

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.

We need clarification regarding the records you are seeking.

OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 public education in Washington State and we work with the state's 295 school districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform. OSPI provides funding, resources, tools, data, and technical assistance to educators. We are one point of escalation for certain concerns, complaints, and issues; however, in Washington State, school districts are self-governing public entities. OSPI does not maintain internal records, including writings and lawsuits, for the districts/schools. You will need to contact them for their records.

If you would like to pursue the records you are requesting through the district, let us know and we will close your request. If you would like OSPI to search our records for anything responsive to your request, please let us know and we will process it accordingly.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this email is the acknowledgement of receipt of your request within five business days. Please note, if we do not receive a response with your clarification within 10 business days, your request will be considered closed per WAC 392-105-070(8).

Whitney Englund
Enterprise Records Specialist
Legal Services Division
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | 600 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Office: 360-725-6372
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Every student ready for career, college, and life

From: Essa Advocate

Hello,

Thank you for your response. I request that OSPI conduct a search for records responsive to my request. Thank you.

From: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Thank you for your response!

We will begin searching our records to determine the location, amount, and nature of our records, if any, that may be responsive to your request. In accordance with WAC 392-105-070(3) & (5), if we have responsive records, we anticipate we can make an installment available on or before March 2, 2020. If the records are ready prior to that time, we will notify you. If this timeline requires adjustment or we need further clarification, we will advise you as well.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Whitney Englund
Enterprise Records Specialist
Legal Services Division
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | 600 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Office: 360-725-6372
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Every student ready for career, college, and life

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