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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 Downingtown 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. DASD has appointed the following employee for that purpose:

Virginia B. Warihay - Open Records Officer
Downingtown Area School District
540 Trestle Place
Downingtown, PA 19335
Telephone: 610-269-8460 x11105 
FAX: 215-893-3012
E-Mail: Open Records Officer