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Right-to-Know Requests

Administrative Procedure #801-1
Right to Know Information

Open Records Officer:

Cathy Steiner
Brookville Area School District
P.O. Box 479
Brookville, PA  15825
PH: (814) 849-1100
FAX: (814) 849-6842

Requests will be accepted on the Standard Right-to-Know Request Form via e-mail, U.S. mail, fax, and in-person.

**Public bodies may fill anonymous verbal or written requests.  If the requester wishes to pursue the relief and remedies provided for in this Act, the request must be in writing.  (Section 702)

Appeal Process:

When a request is denied or deemed denied, whether in whole or in part, the requester may file an appeal with the Office of Open Records, where it will be assigned an appeals officer.  This appeal must be filed within 15 business days of the denial or deemed denial.  The appeal must state the grounds upon which the requester asserts that the record is public and should address any grounds stated by the agency for delaying or denying the request.  The appeal shall be sent to:

The Commonwealth Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA  17120-0225
PH: (717) 346-9903

A person other than the agency or requester, with a direct interest in the record that is subject to an appeal, has 15 days following actual knowledge of the appeal, but no later than the date the appeals officer issues an order, to file a written request to provide information or to appear before the appeals officer in support of the requester's or the agency's position in the appeal.  The appeals officer may, but needs not, grant the request.

For additional information on appeals, it is suggested that the requester review the website of the Office of Open Records.

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