Pennsylvania Right to Know and Open Records Laws (Act 3 of 2008)

On January 1, 2009, Act 3 (also known as the Open Records amendment to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law) will take effect at all local and state agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including school districts and intermediate units.

Act 3 expands the definition of “public record,” making all records public - both electronic and hard copy – with 30 listed exemptions (such as records dealing with building security, personal safety, medical records, confidential personnel records, labor relations,  and criminal investigations).

Act 3 requires the School Districts to designate an official Open Records Officer to accept written requests from the public and to ensure compliance with timelines and the law. Coatesville Area School district has appointed the following employee for that purpose:

                                                                  Dave Krakower – Open Records Officer
                                                                     Coatesville Area School District
                                                                                 545 East Lincoln Hwy
                                                                                 Coatesville, PA 19320
                                                             Telephone: 610 466-2400   Fax:610 384-2086 – Pennsylvania Office of Open Records