Non-discrimination policies

Grace Raih filed this request with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction of Washington.
Tracking # 17-0108
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Completed

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From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all written documents that include, but are not limited to, policies, procedures, training manuals, talking points and slideshows that include the topic of non-discrimination or anti-bullying policies regarding LGBT identified students. This includes, but is not limited to, policies on the use of restroom and locker room facilities. Please limit this request to documents that were generated over the past two years as well as documents, such as policies, that are in effect now.

Any and all communications or questions requested from education institutions regarding the Department of Justice’ 2016 Joint Guidance on Transgender Students (“Dear Colleague Letter”) or Trump’s 2017 “Dear Colleague Letter”. For reference, these letters are available at the following URLs respectively: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/941551/download

Any and all records, reports or documents sent to districts that regard student sexual health education.

Finally, I request any and all memos, letters, policies and guidelines sent to schools in the last five years that outline policies regarding transgender or gender non-conforming students. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of restroom and locker room facilities.

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,

Grace Raih

From: PublicRecordsRequest

Dear Ms. Byrnes,

Thank you for contacting the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in regards to your request. We have logged your request as Public Records Request No. 17-0001. You requested:

1. Any and all written documents that include, but are not limited to, policies, procedures, training manuals, talking points and slideshows that include the topic of non-discrimination or anti-bullying policies regarding LGBT identified students. This includes, but is not limited to, policies on the use of restroom and locker room facilities. Please limit this request to documents that were generated over the past two years as well as documents, such as policies, that are in effect now.

2. Any and all communications or questions requested from education institutions regarding the Department of Justice' 2016 Joint Guidance on Transgender Students ("Dear Colleague Letter") or Trump's 2017 "Dear Colleague Letter". For reference, these letters are available at the following URLs respectively: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/941551/download

3. Any and all records, reports or documents sent to districts that regard student sexual health education.

4. Finally, I request any and all memos, letters, policies and guidelines sent to schools in the last five years that outline policies regarding transgender or gender non-conforming students. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of restroom and locker room facilities.

Before we can complete production for items 1, 2 and 3, we will need a timeframe for documents you are requesting. Below is the first installment of documents responsive to your request.

* Responsive to Item 3

o http://www.k12.wa.us/HealthFitness/Standards.aspx

* Responsive to Item 1

o http://www.k12.wa.us/Safetycenter/

o http://www.k12.wa.us/SafetyCenter/BullyingHarassment/default.aspx

o http://www.k12.wa.us/safetycenter/LGBTQ/default.aspx

o http://www.k12.wa.us/safetycenter/YouthSuicide/SuicidePrevention.aspx

o http://www.k12.wa.us/SafetyCenter/Training/default.aspx

Also attached to this email is a Power Point presentation responsive to item 1. We anticipate that we will be able to produce the next installment of records during the week of May 15, 2017. Before we can produce the next installment we will need you to clarify the points I discussed above.
Thank you,
Lisa

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

From: PublicRecordsRequest

Ms. Raih,

We responded to your request yesterday afternoon. Please let us know if you received the response. If you did not we can resend the email.

Thank you,
Lisa

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

From: Grace Raih

Dear Lisa,

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, I did not receive the email. If you could resend it I would really appreciate it!

Sincerely,

Grace Raih

From: PublicRecordsRequest

From: PublicRecordsRequest
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:28 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com' <requests@muckrock.com>
Subject: Public Records Request No. 17-0108 - Installment One

Dear Ms. Raih,

Thank you for contacting the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in regards to your request. We have logged your request as Public Records Request No. 17-0001. You requested:

1. Any and all written documents that include, but are not limited to, policies, procedures, training manuals, talking points and slideshows that include the topic of non-discrimination or anti-bullying policies regarding LGBT identified students. This includes, but is not limited to, policies on the use of restroom and locker room facilities. Please limit this request to documents that were generated over the past two years as well as documents, such as policies, that are in effect now.

2. Any and all communications or questions requested from education institutions regarding the Department of Justice' 2016 Joint Guidance on Transgender Students ("Dear Colleague Letter") or Trump's 2017 "Dear Colleague Letter". For reference, these letters are available at the following URLs respectively: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/941551/download

3. Any and all records, reports or documents sent to districts that regard student sexual health education.

4. Finally, I request any and all memos, letters, policies and guidelines sent to schools in the last five years that outline policies regarding transgender or gender non-conforming students. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of restroom and locker room facilities.

Before we can complete production for items 1, 2 and 3, we will need a timeframe for documents you are requesting. Below is the first installment of documents responsive to your request.

* Responsive to Item 3

o http://www.k12.wa.us/HealthFitness/Standards.aspx

* Responsive to Item 1

o http://www.k12.wa.us/Safetycenter/

o http://www.k12.wa.us/SafetyCenter/BullyingHarassment/default.aspx

o http://www.k12.wa.us/safetycenter/LGBTQ/default.aspx

o http://www.k12.wa.us/safetycenter/YouthSuicide/SuicidePrevention.aspx

o http://www.k12.wa.us/SafetyCenter/Training/default.aspx

Also attached to this email is a Power Point presentation responsive to item 1. We anticipate that we will be able to produce the next installment of records during the week of May 15, 2017. Before we can produce the next installment we will need you to clarify the points I discussed above.
Thank you,
Lisa

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

From: Grace Raih

Good afternoon,

I appreciate you getting this information to me. In order to narrow my search and not burden your department, I would like to clarify portions of my request. Regarding "any and all" for the first request, please limit to official documents and policies generated by the Virginia Dept. of Ed within the last two years. Regarding my third bullet, please limit the request to sexual health documents regarding LGBT students generated within the last four years. I hope this will narrow my request, if further clarification is necessary please let me know.

Thank you,

Grace Raih

From: PublicRecordsRequest

Good morning,

Is this meant for Washington State or Virginia?

Lisa,

From: Grace Raih

Dear Lisa,

My apologies for the mixup, yes that email was indeed intended for another recipient. Here, I would like to clarify my request. The timeframes for items 1 and 3 are all within the last two years. The timeframe for item 2 is any communication generated after May 13th, 2016. I appreciate your help.

Thank you,

Grace Raih

From: PublicRecordsRequest

Ms. Raih,

Attached, please find the Second Installment of records responsive to your public records request. We will continue producing documents to you on an installment basis until the request is complete.

We anticipate the next installment of records will be the week of June 26, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Lisa

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

From: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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From: PublicRecordsRequest

Ms. Raih,

The document(s) responsive to your Public Records Request No. 17-0108 will go out in the US Mail to you today.

Please note, there are black boxes (redactions) on various pages of the responsive documents. The black boxes may be small or large, depending on the size of the redaction. Also, there may be multiple redactions on a page. Within the redaction(s) is a code that designates the statutory exemption being applied to the redaction. If there are numerous redactions on one page but only one code, the statutory exemption being claimed applies to all the redactions on that page. Otherwise, the code printed within the individual redaction designates the exemption for that redaction.

Provided with the responsive documents to your request or this installment, is a key to the codes. This key identifies the statutory basis for the exemption as well as a brief explanation for why the exemption applies to the redaction. As you review the responsive documents, you will be able to refer to the key to identify the exemption and application to each redaction.

For documents that were withheld, you are receiving a separate log identifying the documents specifically.

We will be producing records to you in installments as they become available. We anticipate the next installment of records will be the week of July 31, 2017. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Lisa

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

From: PublicRecordsRequest

Ms. Raih,

Here is the exemption log sheet for the redaction. If you do not want me to send this to with every installment please let me know.

Thank you,
Lisa

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

From: Grace Raih

Good morning,

Thank you for providing these documents, I really appreciate it. It will not be necessary to send the exemption log with every installment.

Best,

Grace Raih

From: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: PublicRecordsRequest

Ms. Raih,

The document(s) responsive to your Public Records Request No. 17-0108 will go out in the US Mail to you today.

Please note, there are black boxes (redactions) on various pages of the responsive documents. The black boxes may be small or large, depending on the size of the redaction. Also, there may be multiple redactions on a page. Within the redaction(s) is a code that designates the statutory exemption being applied to the redaction. If there are numerous redactions on one page but only one code, the statutory exemption being claimed applies to all the redactions on that page. Otherwise, the code printed within the individual redaction designates the exemption for that redaction.

Provided with the responsive documents to your request or this installment, is a key to the codes. This key identifies the statutory basis for the exemption as well as a brief explanation for why the exemption applies to the redaction. As you review the responsive documents, you will be able to refer to the key to identify the exemption and application to each redaction.

For documents that were withheld, you are receiving a separate log identifying the documents specifically.

We will be producing records to you in installments as they become available. We anticipate the next installment of records will be the week of July 31, 2017. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Lisa

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

From: PublicRecordsRequest

Ms. Raih,

We anticipate the next installment of records will be the week of August 14, 2017.

Thank you,

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

From: PublicRecordsRequest

Ms. Raih,

Attached is the final installment of your public records request 17-0108. There were no documents withheld or redacted in this installment. This installment completes OSPI's response to your public records request.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

In an effort to better serve the public we have added a short survey to get your input on the Public Records Release process. Please take a few minutes to answer a few questions at this link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3672919/Public-Records-Request-Survey.

Thank you,
Lisa

Lisa Brownell
Public Records Office
Forms and Records Analyst 2
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
P.O. Box 47200 | Olympia, WA 98504-7200
office: 360-725-6372 | fax: 360-753-4201
OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us<mailto:OSPIPRR@k12.wa.us>
www.k12.wa.us<http://www.k12.wa.us/>

Disclaimer: Public documents and records are available to the public as provided under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.56). This e-mail may be considered subject to the Public Records Act and may be disclosed to a third-party requester.

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