Case #44855
Respondent name: Peninsula School District
Complainant name: Daniel White

A complaint was filed against officials of the Peninsula School District (PSD) alleging violations of RCW 42.17A.555 by using school district facilities to produce and distribute information that supported a PSD bond measure that appeared on the April 24, 2018 special  election ballot.

Staff’s review found that officials of the Peninsula School District produced and distributed information about the April 24, 2018 bond measure and communicated that information in their normal and regular manner.  Staff noted that other than the one exception listed in the letter, the information distributed by the district was an objective and fair presentation of the facts, which staff has determined in this instance does not warrant further investigation.   

However, PDC staff reminded officials of the Peninsula School District concerning the importance of communicating factual bond and levy election related information to all citizens of the district, without including potential statements of opinions for all future elections, as required by PDC laws, rules and PDC Interpretation #01-03.   

Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed the complaint in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).  

Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 03/25/2019)
Date opened: 01/10/2019
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.555

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