Right To Know

  • Under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know law, the public has a right to inspect or obtain copies of public records maintained by the district.  Board Policy 801 outlines the responsibilities of the district and basic guidelines for the public when requesting records.  The PA Office of Open Records site contains a thorough FAQ page and citizens' guide with additional details about the PA Right-to-Know law.

    To submit a Right-to-Know request:

    1. Download and fill out the PA Standard Right-to-Know Law request form.
    2. Email the completed form to openrecords@hempfieldsd.org (strongly recommended) or mail the form to:

      Hempfield School District
      Attn: Open Records
      200 Church Street
      Landisville, PA 17538

    3. You will receive a response within five business days of the district receiving your request.
    4. Depending on the records being requested, there may be an additional wait of up to 30 days for your request to be processed.  You will be informed of any extended response times in the initial request acknowledgement.
    5. Your request will either be granted, denied, or partially granted/denied based on the existence of any matching records or if the record contains certain types of information that may be withheld as defined by the Right-to-Know law.


    The district reserves the right to not fulfill requests from anonymous requestors, per 65 P.S. § 67.702, and reserves the right to request proof of a requester’s status in the form of submission of any or all of the following: a physical address, proof of legal status in the United States such as a social security number, copy of passport, driver’s license or immigration documents.


    Contact Information for the District Open Records Officer

    Michael Graham
    Open Records Officer
    Phone: 717-898-5619
    Fax: 717-459-5104


    Contact Information for the PA Office of Open Records

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Office of Open Records
    Commonwealth Keystone Building
    333 Market Street, 16th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234