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Open Records Policy

Taken together, the Sunshine Act and the Right-to-Know Law, often referred to as the Open Records Law, are intended to provide residents of the Commonwealth with first-hand knowledge of the activities of public agencies taken at meetings and access to contents of public records.

Initially enacted in 1957 and recently amended extensively by Act 100 of 2002, the Right-to-Know Law deals with "public records." Commonwealth residents have the right to examine, inspect, and duplicate any public record of a public agency. To make a request for information, please download and then follow the directions on the Right to Know Request form.

For more information, please contact:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records

333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
Phone: (717) 346-9903
Fax: (717) 425-5343

Mrs. Jen Sheridan
Open Records Officer - Avonworth School District
258 Josephs Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone:  412-369-8738  ext. 1505
Fax: 412-369-837-2551