Requests for records must be addressed to the Right To Know Officer and can be submitted by email, mail, or in person.  The request should be specific and not seek answers to questions.  After filing a request, a response or 30-day extension will be issued within 5 business days.

    Please send all requests to:

    Tonya Searls

    Executive Secretary/Board Recording Secretary

    Right To Know Officer

    Shamokin Area School District

    2000 W. State Street

    Coal Township, PA  17866



    Requestor shall pay all fees prior to records being released to the Requestor. Requestor’s refusal to pay these fees will result in Shamokin Area School District making them available for review only.


    When a request is denied or deemed denied, 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, and address agency grounds that the request was denied.  An appeals officer will determine if the record(s) is subject to public access. 

    Appeals can be made to:

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

    Phone: 717-346-9903
    Fax: 717-425-5343
    Email: openrecords@pa.gov

    Executive Director: Liz Wagenseller