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Public Records Requests

All requests for records must be directed to the Public Records Officer, Michaela Reeder,
EXCEPT for requests for student records and transcripts.

Current Students

Requests for student records by a current student or the student's parent/guardian should be directed to the building administrator at the student's school.

Former Students

Former students should submit their request to the Student Records Department at the Central Administration Building.
Requests for high school transcripts should also be directed to the Student Records Department. Please include, in your e-mail, your name as it was when you attended school, your birthdate, the name of the school you last attended, the year you graduated or last attended and also a copy of your picture ID.

Tacoma Public Schools
Student Records Department
PO Box 1357
Tacoma, WA 98401
Phone: (253) 571-1078
Fax: (253) 571-1238
Student Records Email:

Frequently Requested Public Records

Some Public Records may be accessed through the District website without the necessity of a Public Records Request. The following frequently requested records are available online:

  1. District Policies and Regulations
  2. Addressing the Achievement Gap Report and Demographics
  3. School Board Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes (2006-current)
  4. 2011-2015 District Strategic Plan (pdf)
  5. District Budget Outlook 2012, Reports and Documents
  6. Collective Bargaining Agreements
  7. Enrollment Statistics, Demographics (2002-current)
  8. OSPI Washington State Report Card
  9. Public access to all District Contracts, Bids/RFPs and information on doing business with the District

Making a Public Records Request

For all other Public Records requests, please use the online Public Records Request Form.
This is the preferred method of submission; however, public records requests may be submitted via any of the following:

By Email: (Public Records Request Form.pdfPublic Records Request Form.pdf)

By U.S. Mail:
Public Records Officer
Tacoma Public Schools
PO Box 1357
Tacoma, WA 98401-1357

By Fax:
(253) 571-1440

In Person:
Tacoma Public Schools
Central Administration Building
601 South 8th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Hours of Inspection:
District records must be inspected at the Central Administration Building. Public records are made available for inspection and copying during normal business hours of the District, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding District holidays. The District may adopt modified business hours during June-August, at which times business hours will be 7:30-5:30, Monday through Thursday, or as published on the District website. District offices are CLOSED on Fridays June through August. District holidays are set forth on the calendar available on the District’s website, but normally include all state holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

If you are requesting lists of individuals, please complete and sign the Declaration of Non-Commercial Use.pdfDeclaration of Non-Commercial Use.pdf and submit it with the completed Public Records Request Form. Lists of individuals will not be released without a signed Declaration of Non-Commercial Use.

The District's Policy and Regulation regarding Public Records Requests can be found at:

Public Records Act Exemptions:
Certain information is exempt from disclosure by law. A list of the most common potentially exempt records is provided below. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Pursuant to RCW 42.56.070(2), "An agency's failure to list an exemption shall not affect the efficacy of any exemption."

List of Other Exemptions Not in PRA.pdfList of Other Exemptions Not in PRA.pdf

Last Updated: March 6, 2012