Right to Know

North Star School District Right to Know/Open Records Requests:

All  RTK requests must be made in writing to the district RTK/Open Records officer and submitted on the required form, in person during regular business hours, or via US mail, fax, or email.

District RTK Request Form:  Right To Know Request Form

All requests must:
*Include the description of the records being sought in sufficient detail.
*Indicate the medium in which the record(s) are requested.  
*Include the name and address of the individual to whom the response should be directed.
 
North Star School District Right to Know/Open Records Officer:
Mrs. Diana L. Duvall
1200 Morris Avenue
Boswell, PA 15531
Phone: 814-629-1114
Fax: 814-629-1115
Email: rtk@nscougars.com or dduvall@nscougars.com 
 
 
Information on Right-to-Know:

The Right-to-Know (RTK) or Open Records law went into effect on January 1, 2009. The law governs the release of public records. The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records reminds agencies to ensure that citizens are provided access to records to which they are entitled. Equally important, the Office of Open Records reminds citizens to use good judgment in seeking records from the public body and not use this law to harass or overburden a public body from performing its other functions. The Office of Open Records reminds both citizens and agencies that, when the law takes effect in January 2009, the process initially may not be seamless. The Office of Open Records encourages patience and a spirit of cooperation among all parties.

Requesters are reminded that when you file a RTK request, you are seeking records and not just asking questions. This law governs the release of records. Requests for records must be specific and concise so that the District can identify and locate the records and respond within the allowable time frame.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the PA Office of Open Records: http://openrecords.state.pa.us.