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Records Management Committee


To promote efficient records management in Washington Schools.


There are significant changes to records retention published by the Secretary of State.  The WASBO Records Management Committee  will be focusing on understanding the changes and developing training for school districts.  The committee has seven meetings scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year.  Meetings will be held at ESD 113 from 9:30 - 11:30 am.

Contact the committee chair for more information.


October 19, 2016 - Special Presentation - SAO presents findings about Public Records Requests -  PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE - ESD 113 / K-20
Presenters: Sohara Monaghan and Tania Fleming, SAO

Presentation Materials:  Public Records Study

Recording Link:

November 16, 2016
January 18, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
May 24, 2017 - Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2017


Records Retention Schedules for School and Educational Service Districts

 To automatically receive the updates and for training/workshop information, please sign up for the Washington State Archives Local Government Listserv

In September 2011 the Local Records Committee adopted changes to Records Retention for school districts.

Specifically several records series relating to field trips, parent/guardian permissions, and accidents/incidents have been revised or discontinued.  The Attendance section has been completely updated and is now called Attendance/Absence. For more information on the changes, refer to the revision guide.

The committee will be working on making additional improvements during their meetings to the schedule so that school districts can properly manage public records with greater ease and efficiency.  To receive records retention schedule updates, training/workshop information, and records management advice, please click on the following link:  Local Government Listserv

Meeting Minutes (available for WASBO members only)

2017-2018 Committee Chair

Aaren Purcell
Archivist and Records Manager
Seattle School District
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle WA  98134
Phone:  (206) 252-0797

Email: alpurcell@seattleschools. org



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