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Open Records Office

Right To Know Requests

Anyone seeking access to or duplication of a public record must submit a written request using the form below.

This request must identify or describe the public record with sufficient specificity to allow the district to determine which record is being requested, and must include the name and address to which the district should send its response.

Upon completing a right-to-know form, please submit it in one of the following manners:

By e-mail: Send, as a completed and signed scanned attachment, to the attention of Mrs. Karen Austin, Open Records Officer- An e-mail will not be considered submitted until a complete, accessible copy of that e-mail is received by the person to whom it is addressed.

By regular mail: Send to the attention of Mrs. Karen Austin, Open Records Officer at the District Administrative offices at 251 Long Lane Road, Kutztown, PA 19530.

In person: At District Administrative offices at 251 Long Lane Road, Kutztown on any business day during regular business hours.

Response: By law, KASD must respond within five business days.

Exceptions: (Extensions for the five-day requirement are set forth in section 902 of the new law.)

  • The request requires redaction of a record;
  • The request requires the retrieval of a record stored in a remote location;
  • A timely response is not possible due to bona fide staffing limitations;
  • Legal review to determine if the record can be accessed;
  • Requestor has not complied with the districts policies regarding access to records;
  • Requestor refuses to pay applicable fees; or
  • The extent or nature of the request precludes a response within the required time period.

Right-to-Know Request Form- All requests must be completed in writing/typed.

For more information on Pennsylvania's Open Records policy, visit

KASD Open Records Officer
Karen Austin, Board Recording Secretary
Kutztown Area School District
251 Long Lane Road
Kutztown, PA 19530