• 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

    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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