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Open Records Office

The Right-to-Know law is Pennsylvania's open records law. It requires government agencies in the Commonwealth to provide access to and copies of public records. Policy 801 - Public Records governs the district's right-to-know procedures and practices. As part of the policy, the district has outlined the process for individuals to make a formal right-to-know request.

All requests to Elizabethtown Area School District under the Right-to-Know Law must be submitted in writing to the District's Right-To-Know officer. The requester must complete the official Elizabethtown Area School District Right-to-Know Request Form or make use of the standard form created by the State Office of Open records.

Once the request is received, the district has five (5) business days to respond to the request. The district may, in its sole discretion, honor verbal requests for public records in cases where access can be allowed immediately. However, a verbal request shall not be considered an official request requiring district response under Right-to-Know guidelines.

If the school district denies the request either partially or in full, the requester has the right to challenge the determination by appealing to the Pennsylvania Open Records Office. To do so, the requester must file an appeal explaining the reason why you believe the the requested information is a public record with fifteen (15) business days.


To request records under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law, you may file a request with the Agency’s Open Records Officer:

Elizabethtown Area School District
Troy Portser, Open Records Officer
600 East High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone: (717) 367-1521
Fax: (717) 367-1920
Email: openrecords@etownschools.org
Website: www.etownschools.org/departments/open-records-office


Elizabethtown Area School District Right-to-Know Request Form


To challenge this Agency’s response to a Right to Know Request, you may file an appeal within 15 business days with:

PA 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
Website: www.openrecords.pa.gov

State Office of Open Records Standard Right-to-Know Request Form


In compliance with Section 504 of the Right-to-Know Law, the following documents have also been posted at this Agency:

  • General information on the Agency's Right-to-Know process
  • A form which may be used to file a request
  • This agency’s policy relating to the Right-to-Know Law