Open Records

The Lower Dauphin School District is committed to transparency in its operations and fully complies with Pennsylvania's open records law. This law requires government agencies in the Commonwealth to provide access to and copies of public records. District policy 801 - Public Records governs the district's right-to-know procedures and practices. As part of the policy, the district has outlined the process for individuals to make a formal right-to-know request.

All open records requests to Lower Dauphin School District under the state's Right-to-Know Law must be submitted in writing to the district's Right-To-Know officer. The requester must use of the standard form created by the State Office of Open records (see below).
Once the request is received, the district has five (5) business days to respond to the request. The district may, at its discretion, honor verbal requests for public records in cases where access can be allowed immediately. However, a verbal request shall not be considered an official request requiring district response under Right-to-Know guidelines.

If the school district denies the request either partially or in full, the requester has the right to challenge the determination by appealing to the Pennsylvania Open Records Office (see below). To do so, the requester must file an appeal explaining the reason why you believe the the requested information is a public record with fifteen (15) business days.


Right-to-Know Officer

Mrs. Sharon Hagy
Right To Know/Open Records Officer
School Board Secretary
Lower Dauphin School District
291 East Main Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Phone: (717) 566-5334
Fax: (717) 566-3670
 
 
 
State Open Records Office

Pennsylvania Office of Open Records
Attn: Terry Mutchler, Executive Director
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
openrecords@state.pa.us


Right To Know Documents
 
Right-to-Know Uniform Request Form - (Download PDF Form)
 
Lower Dauphin School District Policy 801 - (Download PDF Policy)