Open Records – Right to Know

The Right-to-Know law is Pennsylvania’s open records law. It requires government agencies in the Commonwealth to provide access to and copies of public records. District Policy 801 outlines the process for individuals to make a formal right-to-know request for Penn Manor School District.

All requests to Penn Manor School District under the Right-to-Know Law must be submitted in writing to the district’s Right-To-Know officer. The requester must complete the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Form.

Once a request is received, the district has five (5) business days to respond to the request.

Individuals may challenge denials of any request by filing an appeal within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of a determination from the school district. A written appeal must be mailed or delivered to the attention of the Executive Director, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120. For more information, visit

Penn Manor School District’s Right-to-Know officer is:

Dr. Philip Gale, Superintendent
2950 Charlestown Road
Lancaster PA 17603
717.872.9500 x2223