Pennsylvania's new Right-to-Know Law took effect January 1, 2009. The law concerns public access to records at public institutions and government agencies. The most significant change is that the burden of proof is now on the institution or agency to show why a record should not be released; there are 31 categories of records exempted under this law. The new law does not overrule existing laws such as FERPA (the Buckley Amendment) that limit access to certain records.
Also, while many community colleges (including CCAC) have followed the spirit of the law in the past, they are explicitly required to comply with the new Right-to-Know Law.
What does this mean for you? You should know some of the most important provisions of the law before submitting a request.