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Public Records Requests

Requests may be submitted as follows:

  • By submitting online via the district portal
  • By mail or in person: BISD Administration Offices c/o Angela Sawyer, 8489 Madison Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Download the request form here.
  • By email:
  • By fax: 206-780-1595


Records Available on District Website

Many records are available for review on the district website including the following:

  • Board Meeting Minutes and Material
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Budget Materials
  • District Committee Minutes and Materials
  • Curriculum Documents


Response to Request

Upon receiving a request for records, the district will respond within five business days by:

  • Acknowledging receipt of the request and providing a reasonable estimate of the time the district will need to respond to the request.
  • Denying the records request and providing the reason for the denial.
  • Providing the record.


Additional Time

Additional time may be required to respond to a request due to the need for clarification of the request, to locate and assemble the information requested, to notify third parties or agencies affected by the request, or to determine if the record requested qualifies for an exemption.


Costs for Public Records

There is no fee for the inspection of public records; however, any copies requested will be charged as follows:

  • Black & white copies - $.15 per page (or a flat fee of up to $2)
  • Scanning charges -   $.10 per page
  • Uploading files - $.05/every 4 electronic files or attachments uploaded to email or cloud-based data storage
  • Mailing – Actual cost of postage and shipping container
  • Other Media – Actual cost of reproduction


Notification of Records

Once the records have been assembled, the records will be sent electronically or you will be notified that the records are available for your review. The inspection of records is done by appointment during normal business hours. Copies may be requested after the review is completed.


Some Records are Exempt from Disclosure

The Public Records Act and other statutes list certain types of documents that are exempt from public inspection and copying (RCW 42.56). The district will not disclose lists of individuals for commercial purposes. If only a portion of a document is exempt from disclosure, the district’s public records designee will redact the exempt portion(s) before providing the documents.

We look forward to working with you to comply with your public records request.

If you have any questions related to public records, please contact Angela Sawyer at 206-780-1595