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HUNTINGDON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW REQUEST GUIDELINES

This guideline outlines the procedures for requesting records for the Huntingdon Area School District under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law, 65 P.S. §§ 66.1-66.9.  Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Right to Know Office at 814-643-4140.

Click to download the request form in PDF format: Right To Know Request Form

1. Signed written requests may be submitted to the district in person, by mail, to a designated facsimile machine, and to a designated email address during the regular business hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays and official office closings.  The request should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the HASD to ascertain which records are being requested and shall include a name and address to which the HASD should address its response.  The HASD will not accept oral or anonymous requests for records. Please refer to School Board Policy 801 for more information here.

2. All requests for records shall be addressed as follows:

Huntingdon Area School District
Faith Swanson, Open Records Officer
2400 Cassady Avenue, Suite 2
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Fascimile: 814-643-6244
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3. The District does not charge a fee to locate the public information (i.e., employee time), but the District does charge nominal duplication fees as approved by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. In addition, the District charges actual postage fees if the public information is mailed to the requestor. Per the Act, the District reserves the right to require pre-payment of fees when fees are estimated to exceed $100, and the District reserves the right to waive any fee.
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4. An appeal of the decision of the Open Records Officer must be filed with the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records within fifteen (15) business days of the date of denial.  The Appeals Form can be downloaded here. All appeals may be forwarded to:

Pennsylvania Office of Open Records
Appeals Officer
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

The Office of Open Records may be contacted by telephone at 717-346-9903, or by e-mail at OpenRecords@state.pa.us.