Lower Columbia College is subject to the provisions of the Washington state public
disclosure laws governing access to public records and will respond accordingly. There
may be exemptions to disclosure that prohibit the college from releasing certain documents.
The statutes governing public records can be found on the Washington State Legislature
website under Chapter 42.56 RCW: Public Records Act or Chapter 132M-110 WAC: Public Records Disclosure Policy
The Public Records Act requires that records requested be "identifiable". A general question is not a public records request. The Act also lists certain
public records that do not have to be disclosed.
For us to respond as quickly as possible, please be specific about the records you
are requesting. We also need to know how to contact you if we have questions, and
where to send the records. Please complete the following form (both pages) and submit
to Public Records Officer (see below) by email, fax, or in person.
Please note that copying charges may apply. However, you may choose to review the
records at no charge at a pre-approved appointment, instead of receiving copies. If
you prefer to review the records, please note this on your request.
The college does not possess 1) records issued before July 1, 1990 for which the college
maintained an index, 2) declaratory orders, or interpretive statements. Any final
orders in the college's records would occur in student conduct cases and are therefore
exempt from disclosure under FERPA, 20 U.S.C. 1232g. Policy statements for the college
can be found here:
(360) 442-2200 Fax: (360) 442-2129 email@example.com
(360) 442-2491 firstname.lastname@example.org
(360) 442-2490 email@example.com