Gettysburg Area School District is currently closed consistent with the Governor’s Emergency Declaration issued in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. During this mandated closure, Gettysburg Area School District may not be able to respond to requests for public records under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law. The Office of Open Records (OOR) has advised that when a public entity is closed, that day is not a “business day” and does not count toward the five business days referenced in Section 901 of the RTKL, which governs the time period under which an agency must respond to a request. Consequently, Gettysburg Area School District will process requests once it reopens. Further, unless you have an urgent need to access public records, please do not file any new RTKL requests at this time. If submitting a request is necessary, please seek copies of records (preferably electronic) rather than in-person inspection. In-person inspection of records will not be possible during the current closure. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.
Right to Know
In accordance with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know law, requests for public records from the Gettysburg Area School District may be made through the Open Records Officer, Belinda Wallen, located at: 900 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Email requests may be made via this address: email@example.com
Fax requests may be made by dialing 717-334-5220.
Additionally, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records has created a standard request form, the GASD form, below, may be used to submit a request for information to the Gettysburg Area School District.
You may contact the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records for general information or to file an appeal of the District's denial for any request by contacting them at:
Mail: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
300 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Click here to access the Office of Open Records website.