Public Records Requests
The Mercer Island School District is committed to public accountability and open government. It is the policy of the district to make available to the public any and all identifiable district records, subject only to exceptions contained by law. The District responds to Requests for Access to Public Records in accordance with state policy in RCW 42.56 and Mercer Island School Board policies 4040 and 4040P. Please review the policies before making your request.
Also, please be aware that the District's website is a source of many readily available documents online. These documents include board policies, meeting agendas and minutes, all written records as part of agenda items including but not limited to briefing papers, newsletters and press releases, finance information, enrollment and class size statistics, collective bargaining agreements, and much more.
Making A Records Request
To make a Records Request, the District respectfully asks that you complete the Public Records Request Form. Doing this will help the District provide the greatest assistance possible to you, the requestor. When completing this form, please try to be as specific as possible. Contact information is requested so that the District can reach out to you should it need to clarify your request.
The below outlines the multiple ways you can make a request:
Public Records Request Form
Public Records, Mercer Island School District
Attn: Lynn Gerking
4160 86th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
If you do not opt to lodge your request using the above Public Records Request Form and you are student or staff directory information, you may be asked to sign a declaration that the information will not be used for commercial use.
Once a request is received by the District, the District will respond to the requestor within five (5) business days. If you do not receive a response within five (5) business days of submitting your request, please contact the District's Public Records Officer, Lynn Gerking, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 206.230.3000, to ascertain whether your request has been received.
Public Records Request Log
In accordance with Mercer Island School Board Policy 1800-OE-9, each year the District provides a synopsis of received Public Records Requests, who requested it, the number of pages provided and an approximation of the cost incurred by the District in fulfilling each individual request. Once presented to the Board, this information is posted on the district’s website. Requests for student records are not published.