Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law - Act 3 of 2008The Right to Know Law is Pennsylvania's open records law. It requires government agencies in PA to provide access to and copies of public records to the public. School districts are considered local agencies of the Commonwealth and are thus subject to Act 3 of 2008. The Law contains 30 categories of records that are exempt from the disclosure under the Law, including records that, if disclosed, would threaten homeland security or a person's personal security, criminal investigative records, medical records, and certain personnel records. Educational records that are not public records include unpublished lecture notes, unpublished manuscripts, research materials, academic transcripts, and exams and scoring keys.
Fort Cherry School District Open Records Officer:Mary BurfordBusiness ManagerFort Cherry School District
Open Records Officer Contact Information:Mary BurfordFort Cherry School District110 Fort Cherry RoadMcDonald, PA 15057Phone: 724-796-1551 x 2420Fax: 724-796-0065Email: email@example.com
Contact Information for the Commonwealth's Office of Open Records:
Request FormA written request for access to a public record shall be submitted on the required form above and addressed to the Open Records Officer. Written requests may be submitted to the District in person, by mail, to a designated facsimile machine, or to a designated e-mail address. Each request must include the following information:
- Identification or description of the requested record(s), in sufficient detail.
- Medium in which the record is requested.
- Name and address of the individual to receive the District's response.
The District shall not require an explanation of the reason for the request or the intended use of the requested record, unless otherwise required by law. The District shall not limit the number of records requested.