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) took 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 Coatesville Area School District to designate an official Open Records Officer to accept written requests from the public and to ensure compliance with timelines and the law. CASD has appointed the following employee for that purpose:Michelle Kelly - Open Records OfficerCoatesville Area School District3030 C. G. Zinn RoadThorndale, PA 19372Telephone: 610-466-2400