About : Right to Know

Right to Know and Open Records


On January 1, 2009, Act 3 (also known as the Open Records amendment to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law) took effect at all local and state agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including school districts. Act 3 expands the definition of "public record," making all records public -- both electronic and hard copy -- with 30 listed exemptions (such as records dealing with budget, security, personal safety, medical records, confidential personnel records and criminal investigations).


For more information about Pennsylvania’s Open Records law, requests and appeals, please visit their website here.


Steps to Follow When Making a Right to Know Request:

There is a Board approved cost of $0.25 per page to copy a document.

  2. Mail, email, or fax the open records request form to the Mastery Charter Right to Know Officer
  3. You may have access to the records through paper copy, in electronic form (if available), or by coming in to the office to view the documents in person:
    1. For Paper Copies - Send a check or money order made payable to Mastery Charter High School for the total amount of copying fees. Once we receive payment, the document will be mailed to your attention.
    2. For Electronic Copies – Please provide an email address where the documents can be sent.
    3. For Personal Viewing of Records - You may schedule an appointment in advance to come in to the Right to Know Office and view the requested document at no cost between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday thru Friday on regularly scheduled work days.


Mastery Charter Schools has designated the following as the Right to Know Officer:

Michael Patron

Mastery Charter Schools – NST Office

5700 Wayne Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

Telephone: 267-671-2888

Fax: 215-866-9141

Email: michael.patron@masterycharter.org

A full copy of the Mastery Charter Open Records Board Policy is available by clicking here.