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Right to Know

In accordance with Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law, Karns City Area School District has established the following procedure to address all requests for open records.


Karns City Area School District asks that all requests for records be made in writing on the required form and be submitted in person, by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Attn: Dr. Eric Ritzert, Superintendent & Open Records Officer
Karns City Area School District
1446 Kittanning Pike
Karns City, Pa. 16041
Fax: (724) 756-2121
E-mail: to submit a Right to Know Request


Upon receipt of a written request for access to records, the District's Open Records Officer will respond to the request within five (5) business days from the date the written request is received. The Open Records Officer will provide one of the following responses:

  • grant access to the requested records;
  • deny access to the requested records;
  • partially grant or deny access to the requested records;
  • notify the requester of the need for an extension of time to fully respond; or
  • request more information from the requester to clearly identify the requested material.

Note: The District may take up to a 30-day extension to fully respond to a specific request. The extension does not require the consent of the requester.

If the Open Records Officer determines that the request will be granted, public records will be provided to the requester in the medium requested, if it exists in that medium; otherwise, it will be provided in its existing medium. An anonymous request will be denied if the requester has submitted insufficient information for the district to identify if the requester is a legal resident of the United States. 

For specific information regarding Karns City Area School District's administrative regulations and procedures regarding requests for access to the District's public records, please refer to District Policy 801 Public Records. 

Request Form

 The following is a link to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records - Standard Right to Know Request Form. Please use this form when submitting a Right-to-Know Request:

 Standard Right-to-Know Request Form


Please see the following fee schedule for fees associated with Right to Know requests:


If the District denies a request, the requester may file an appeal with the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records within 15 business days of the District response or deemed denial. Appeals may be submitted to:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, Pa. 17101-2234
Ph: (717) 346-9903
Fax: (717) 425-5343

For more information about the District's policies or procedures regarding public records, contact Dr. Eric Ritzert, Open Records Officer, at (724) 756-2030 x 1021.