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Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is committed to transparency in its operations and fully complies with Pennsylvania's open records law. This law requires government agencies in the Commonwealth to provide access to and copies of public records. School policy "Public Records" governs the school's right-to-know procedures and practices. As part of the policy, the school has outlined the process for individuals to make a formal right-to-know request.

All open records requests to Sylvan Heights Science Charter School under the state's Right-to-Know Law must be submitted in writing to the school's Right-To-Know Officer. The requester must use the standard form created by the State Office of Open Records (see below). Once the request is received, the school has five (5) business days to respond to the request. 

If the school denies the request either partially or in full, the requester has the right to challenge the determination by appealing to the Pennsylvania Open Records Office (see below). To do so, the requester must file an appeal explaining the reason why you believe the requested information is a public record within fifteen (15) business days.

Right-to-Know Officer

. Timothy S. Hess
Open Records Officer
Sylvan Heights Science Charter School
915 S. 13th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: (717) 232-
Fax: (717) 232-9221
E-mail: thess@shscs.org
State Open Records Office

Pennsylvania Office of Open Records
Attn: Erik Arneson, Executive Director
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Right To Know Documents
 Right-to-Know Uniform Request Form - (Download PDF Form)