How to File a Public Records Request
Clark College is responsive to your public records request. Per the Washington State
Proclamation 20-28, and to minimize the effects of COVID-19, while keeping staff and
students safe, Clark College is amending its process for requesting public records
until further notice.
If you have a public records request, please submit the request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to email your request and other methods normally available would be better for you, please call (360)992-2956, to discuss other options.
Please Note: Proclamation 20-28 amends the language of RCW 42.56.520(1), waiving and suspending the 5-day required response time for all non-electronic records requests. On January 15, 2021, the statutory waivers and suspensions of Proclamation 20-28 were extended by Senate Concurent Resolution 8402 until the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to RCW 43.06.210, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.
How do I make a request?
You may submit a public records request using the Public Records Request Form . If you do not wish to complete the form, please provide a written request that includes your name, full mailing address, email address and telephone number along with the detailed information of the records you are requesting along with the format you would prefer to receive the documents. Submit your request by:
- Email (Preferred): email@example.com
- Fax: (360)992-2875 Attn: Records Officer
Clark College Records Officer
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Mailstop BRD 159
Vancouver, WA 98663
- In Person: Currently suspended during remote operations due to COVID-19.
What happens after you receive my request?
Within five business days of receiving a request, the college will:
- Acknowledge the request and ask for additional clarification(s);
- Acknowledge the request and provide an estimated timeline by which the records will be provided;
- Provide the requested documents; or
- Notify that no record exists
Depending on the size and complexity of a request, records may be provided in installments.
What are my options if a request is denied?
You may provide a written request for review to the Records Officer. The request will be reviewed by the college president or their designee.