Public Records Requests

Download the Public Records Request form 

Within five business days of receipt of the request (day one is the first working day after the request is received), the District will:

  • Acknowledge that the district has received the request and provide a reasonable estimate of the time the district will require to respond to the request; or
  • Make the records available for inspection or copying; or
  • Identify an internet location where the record can be accessed. Requesters who cannot access the internet may be provided hard copies or access to a district terminal to access the record; or
  • If copies are requested and payment of a deposit for the copies (if any) is made, or terms of payment are agreed upon, send the copies to the requester; or
  • Provide a reasonable estimate of when records will be available; or
  • If the requestor is unclear or does not sufficiently identify the requested records, the district may request clarification. The public records officer or designee may revise the estimate of when records will be available based on any clarification received; or
  • Deny the public record request with a written statement as to why it is being withheld and a citation of the specific exemption (RCW) that applies.

Costs for Public Records

Refer to the Public Records Request Fee Schedule for detailed information regarding the recent changes. Royal School District will charge for copies of records consistent with the fee schedule established in RCW 42.56.120(2):

  • Fifteen (15) cents per page for photocopies of public records, printed copies of electronic public records when requested by the person requesting records, or for the use of agency equipment to photocopy public records;
  • Ten (10) cents per page for public records scanned into an electronic format or for the use of agency equipment to scan the records;
  • Five (5) cents per each four electronic files or attachment uploaded to email, cloud-based data storage service, or other means of electronic delivery; and
  • Ten (10) cents per gigabyte for the transmission of public records in an electronic format or for the use of agency equipment to send the records electronically. The agency shall take reasonable steps to provide the records in the most efficient manner available to the agency in its normal operations; and
  • The cost of any digital storage media or device provided by the agency, the cost of any container or envelope used to mail the copies to the requestor, and the cost of any postage or delivery charge.

How to Submit a Public Records Request

Please indicate on the subject line: Public Records Request along with your first & last name.
OR print the public record request form and submit it by:


Royal School District
Attn: Public Records Officer
PO Box 486
Royal City, WA 99357


Royal School District
901 Ahlers Road
Royal City, WA 99357