Mar 13, 2009

roof collapse leads to mysterious Public Records Request

This crawled into my email inbox this afternoon, via Peter Rex, the communications guru for the Olympia School District:
Earlier this week, we received a public records request for any documents, emails, reports or correspondence related to the roof collapse at Capital High School. Under state law, citizens have the right to request any document that we produce as public employees. Failure to comply with the request can lead to significant financial penalties for the District.

The request is for any emails, reports, correspondence or other documents that you have relating to the roof collapse for the period of January 8 through March 10, 2009....

I would like to have all documents to me no later than Tuesday, March 31st so I can process them and run any questions I have by our legal counsel.

I understand that this is an inconvenience and not the most productive use of your time, but I do appreciate your cooperation. Call me if you have any questions.

Thank you.
I have reviewed the (very few) emails I sent about the collapse. They are uniformly boring.

I'd love to know what the request is about, but I'm willing to live in suspense for now.

Bonus: Read the latest info on the collapse here [pdf].

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