Right to Know Law

Right-to-Know Law: Public Records

The Right-to-Know Law became effective on January 1, 2009.   This law makes access to public records easier to obtain.   As a result of the law Hempfield Area School District has revised its Public Records Policy and established procedures to respond to request for school district records. The links below will assist you in making a request.

Hempfield Area School District Public Record Policies
Hempfield Area School District's Open Records Officer
Pamela A. Gibasiewicz
Hempfield Area School District
4347 State Route 136
Greensburg, PA 15601
 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax: 717-425-5343
Email: openrecords@pa.gov
Executive Director: Liz Wagenseller
 
Filing an Appeal

When a request is denied or deemed denial, a requester may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.  The appeal must be filed within 15 business days of the denial or deemed denial date.  The appeal must also include the request, agency denial if one exists, and address agency grounds that the request was denied.  An appeals officer will determine if the record(s) is subject to public access. 

An appeal may be filed to the Office of Open Records via its Online Appeal Form, email, fax, or in person at:
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17101-2234
Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax: 717-425-5343