• Right to Know / Open Records
     
    Open RecordsOverview
    The Derry Township School District believes in a philosophy of transparent operations. Ensuring open and honest government is a bedrock principle of democracy. In keeping with this philosophy, the district recognizes the importance of access to public records. The public has the right to inspect and to procure copies of such records (with certain, legally defined exceptions) subject to Pennsylvania"s Right to Know Law, a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of governmental bodies.
     
    A revised Right to Know or Open Records Law (Act 3 of 2008) took effect on January 1, 2009. This law presumes that all documents of all governmental bodies will be presumed to be open to the public unless the agency holding them can prove otherwise.
     
    Derry Township School District is posting the following information as a service to its constituents and in compliance with Section 504 of the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law.
     
    Board Policy
    The Board of School Directors has established Policy 801, which outlines and defines the processes to be followed pertaining to inquiries in conjunctions with Pennsylvania"s Right to Know legislation.
     
    Filing a request
    To assist citizens seeking records, a standard request Right to Know Request Form has been developed by the district. Requests for records must be submitted to:
    Mr. Jason Reifsnyder
    Open Records Officer
    Derry Township School District
    P.O. Box 898
    30 East Granada Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Fees
    Section 1307 of the Right-To-Know law requires agencies to establish a fee structure related to request fulfillment.
     
    Additional Information
    Additional information can be found on the Right to Know Law by contacting the State Open Records Department as follows:

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Office of Open Records
    Commonwealth Keystone Building
    400 North Street, Plaza Level
    Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
    717 346-9903