Right To Know

Open Records / Right To Know

What is the Right to Know Law

Under the Right to Know Law, all government records in the possession of a Commonwealth or Local Agency are presumed to be accessible by the public. This means that you may access any government records you request unless the agency is able to prove that the record you requested is not public under the law.

How to Submit a Right to Know Request

All requests for Open Records must be submitted in writing and be addressed to the Open Records Officer, John Reedy.  The request must identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity. The request must also include a name and address to which BCTC can address its response.

Written responses can be submitted in person during normal business hours or via the following methods:

By Mail:
Berks Career & Technology Center
Attn: Open Records Officer, John Reedy
1057 County Rd.
Leesport, PA  19533
Email: openrecords@berkscareer.com
Fax: 610-378-5191

How to File an Appeal

When a request is denied or deemed denial, a requester may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.  The appeal must be filed within 15 business days of the denial or deemed denial date.  The appeal must also include the request, agency denial if one exists, and address agency grounds that the request was denied.  An appeals officer will determine if the record(s) is subject to public access.

An appeal may be filed to the Office of Open Records via its Online Appeal Form, email, fax, or in person at:

By Mail:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17101-2234

Email: openrecords@pa.gov
Phone: 717-346-9903
Fax:
717-425-5343