RIGHT TO KNOW REQUEST(S)
The following are proper procedures for requesting records from Intermediate Unit 8 under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law, 65 P.S. §§ 66.1-66.9. Intermediate Unit 8’s Public Records Policy (Board Policy Number #801) can be viewed on the IU 8 website.
Please see the Request Form here: Right to Know Request Form.
Written requests may be submitted to the Intermediate Unit by email, fax, U.S. postal mail, or in person to the designated Agency Open Records Officer below. The request should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the Intermediate Unit to ascertain which records are being requested; the request shall also include a name and address or email address to which the Intermediate Unit should address its response. After filing a request, a response will be issued within 5 business days.
All requests for records should be sent to:
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Attn: Jennifer Anderson
Agency Open Records Officer
4500 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602
Fax: (814) 949-0984
Appalachia Intermediate Unit’s regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays and official office closings.
Copies and Postage Fees follow the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records RTKL Fee Schedule. The Intermediate Unit may require a requester to prepay an estimate of the fees listed if the fees required to fulfill the request are expected to exceed $100. All costs must be paid by certified check or money order made payable to Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8.
Filing an Appeal: When a request is denied or deemed denial, a requester may file an appeal to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. The appeal must be filed within 15 business days of the denial or deemed denial date. The appeal must also include the request, agency denial if one exists, address agency grounds that the request was denied, and state why you believe the records are public records. An appeals officer will determine if the record(s) is subject to public access. An appeal may be filed to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records at this website.
Online version of the official OOR Appeal Form
OOR Appeal Form
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
Phone: (717) 346-9903
Fax: (717) 425-5343