Right To Know

Pennsylvania’s new Right-to-Know Law took effect January 1, 2009. The law concerns public access to records at public institutions and government agencies. The most significant change is that the burden of proof is now on the institution or agency to show why a record should not be released; there are 31 categories of records exempted under this law. The new law does not overrule existing laws such as FERPA or HPPA that limit access to certain records.

For more information about the new Right to Know Law, visit http://openrecords.state.pa.us.

You may request information by using this form Request Form

What does this mean for you? You should know some of the most important provisions of the law before submitting a request.

How: Requests must be in writing via either hard-copy or email. Download the request form as a PDF File or request one through the Public Relations Office.

    • What: Requests for information must be specific as to the record(s) desired. You do not have to give a reason for the request.

    • Who: Requests must be submitted to the Open Records Officer:

Monica Miller
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
121 S. Hess Street
Quarryville, PA 17566
monica_miller@solanco.k12.pa.us
Phone: 717-786-8401 FAX: 717-786-8245

  • When: A response to the request will be issued within five business days from the time it is received by the Open Records Officer.

  • How much: You may be charged duplication and postage fees in keeping with our district policy

Review Policies

801. PUBLIC RECORDS
801-AR. EXEMPTED RECORDS
801-AR-1. DISCLOSURE/PRODUCTION OF CERTAIN RECORDS
801-AR-2. FEES FOR PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS