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 one of the district's two Right-To-Know officers. 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.
    Right-to-Know Officer
    Mr. Troy Portser
    Right To Know/Open Records Officer
    Director of School and Community Information
    Elizabethtown Area School District
    600 East High Street
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022
    Phone: (717) 367-1521, ext. 10024
    Fax: (717) 367-1920