Pennsylvania Right-to-Know


As of January 1, 2009, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, under Governor Edward G. Rendell, began requiring government agencies, including school districts, to comply with new regulations as set forth by the Right-to-Know Law Act 3 of 2008.  The law fundamentally changed the way people access public records of their government, and the way government processes those requests.  Norwin School District always works to comply with its Public Records Policy and the Right-to-Know Law.  To obtain public records from the Norwin School District, please download the form below and fill it out in its entirety. Mail, email, or fax the form to the RTK Officer listed below.  We will work to honor your requests as set forth under the law.

 


File a Request Form


The Right-to-Know Law requires the Office of Open Records to create a Uniform Request Form that must be accepted by all Commonwealth Agencies. To request information under the Right-to-Know Law from Norwin School District, please download the attached Right-to-Know Request Form.  

A form is also available at the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records website at www.openrecords.pa.gov.  You may also visit the Norwin School District’s Administrative Offices, located at 281 McMahon Drive, North Huntington, PA, to pick up a form.

Media questions should be directed to Mr. Jonathan Szish at 724-861-3039.



Contact Information


The Right-to-Know Law requires that each government agency appoint a RTK (Right-to-Know) Officer.  The RTK Officer will be the assigned person to receive Right-to-Know requests submitted to the Norwin School District; direct requests to the appropriate persons within the district or to the appropriate person in another agency; track the District’s progress in responding to requests; and to issue interim and final responses under the act.

For Right-to-Know information requests contact:
Mr. Jonathan D. Szish
Right-to-Know Officer
Norwin School District
281 McMahon Drive

North Huntington, PA, 15642
724-861-3039 (phone)
724-863-9467 (fax)
Monday- Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Information about the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, including contact information for filing an appeal, is as follows:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building

400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
717-346-9903


State Open Records contacts for the Commonwealth are:
Executive Director: Erik Arneson

Deputy Director: Nathanael Byerly
Chief Counsel: Charles Rees Brown
General Counsel: Delene Lantz

Please be aware that emails to School Board Members, Administrators, and staff are subject to Right-To-Know law and considered public documents. The sender’s email address may be redacted, but the sender’s name is not.

More information is available at the PA Office of Open Records at http://www.openrecords.pa.gov/ 


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