Right To Know


Welcome to Eastern York School District's Right-To-Know web site.  Below you will find our guidelines and links to important information about Pennsylvania's new Right-To-Know law.      

Guidelines

Following are guidelines established by the Eastern York School District with regards to Act 3 of 2008, the new Right-To-Know law.

Appointment of a Right-To-Know Officer

The Eastern York School District shall appoint an open records officer to handle all compliance issues related to the Right-To-Know law. The Right-to-Know Officer (“RTK Officer”) shall:

1.Receive Right-To-Know requests submitted to the Eastern York School District.

2.Direct Right-To-Know requests to other appropriate persons within the Eastern York School District or to appropriate persons in another agency.

3.Track the progress of the Eastern York School District in responding to requests in a timely manner.

4.Issue interim and final responses under this act.

Right-To-Know Requests
 

1.All Right-To-Know requests shall be submitted in writing to: Teresa Weaver, Right-To-Know Officer, Eastern York School District, on the District’s Right-To-Know Written Request Form, or the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, Standard Right-To-Know Request Form. 

Written requests may be:
 - E-mailed to, or
 - Faxed to (717) 478-6002, or
 - Sent by U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 150, Wrightsville, PA 17368, or
 - Delivered in-person to 120 S. Third Street, Wrightsville, PA 17368.

If the requestor wishes to pursue the relief and remedies provided for in this act, the request for access must be in writing.

2.The Eastern York School District will not accept verbal or written anonymous requests.

3.A written request for information under the Right-To-Know Act does not need to include any explanation of the requestor’s reasons for requesting the information or the intended use of the information unless otherwise required by law.


Responses to Written Requests

The Eastern York School District will respond to all Right-To-Know requests, in writing, by issuing one of the following responses:

- Granting the request;
- Granting in Part/Denying in Part; or
- Denying the request

The District may also issue a response that the record(s) requested cannot be produced within the five-day required period and exercise the ability to get a 30-day extension period to fulfill the request.

Fee Structure

Section 1307 of the Right-To-Know law requires the office of Open Records to establish a fee structure for Commonwealth Agencies and Local Agencies. The law requires that the Office of Open Records review the fee structure biannually. Any updates to the fee structure based upon these reviews will be posted to their website. The Eastern York School District will review any changes in the fee structure promulgated by the Office of Open Records and incorporate the changes as necessary to remain in compliance. The following fee structure will be in place:
 

Record Type

Fee

Copies:
(A “photocopy” is either a single-sided copy or one side of a double-sided black-and-white copy of a standard 8.5” x 11” page)

$0.25 per page

Certification of a Record:

$1 per record, not per page. Please note that Certification fees do not include notarization fees.

Specialized documents:
For example, but not limited to, blue prints, color copies, non-standard sized documents

Actual Cost

Facsimile/Microfiche/Other Media:

Actual Cost

Redaction Fee:

No Redaction Fee May be Imposed.

Conversion to Paper:

If a record is only maintained electronically or in other non-paper media, duplication fees shall be limited to the lesser of the fee for duplication on paper or the fee for duplication in the original media unless the requester specifically requests for the record to be duplicated in the more expensive medium. (Sec. 1307(e)).

Postage Fees:

Fees for Postage May Not Exceed the Actual Cost of Mailing

 

District Contact

Right-To-Know Officer:

Teresa Weaver

Mailing Address:

Eastern York School District
P. O. Box 150
120 S. Third Street
Wrightsville, PA  17368

Phone:

(717) 252-1555 x33240

Fax:

(717) 478-6002

Email:

righttoknow@easternyork.net

Form:

Right To Know Form