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Right to Know Information

Our Right to Know information letter is included in the Student Handbook. However, you can find a copy below. In addition, the information below is to better inform you of the Right to Know information available at our school. Such as, the Right to Know contact for Olney Charter, and the mailing address for the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records in the event that you need to make a request.

Introduction to the Right to Know Law and Open Records

On January 1, 2009, the Right to Know Law (also known as the Open Records amendment to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law, or Act 3) took effect at all local and state agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including school districts.  The Right to Know Law requires government agencies in Pennsylvania to provide access to and copies of public records to the public.

The Right to Know Law expands the definition of “public record” in favor of public access by presuming that all records held by state and local agencies are public, that all legislative records of the General Assembly are public, and that all financial records of Pennsylvania’s court system are public. The Right to Know Law contains 30 categories of records that are exempt from disclosure under the Law, including records that, if disclosed, would threaten homeland security or a person’s personal security, criminal investigative records, medical records, and certain personnel records.

Download the Right to Know Request Form for Olney via the link at the bottom of this page.

For more information on Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law, visit the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records website at

  • Attn: Erik Armeson, Executive Director
  • Office of Open Records
  • Commonwealth Keystone Building
  • 400 North Street, 4th Floor
  • Harrisburg, PA 17120
Olney Charter High School has designated the following individual as the Right to Know Officer:
Jim Parsons
Senior School Finance Officer

4322 N. 5th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Office: 215-455-1300