13-year-old Franklin County girl wins right-to-know request

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 16, 2013 12:28 PM

(Chambersburg) -- A 13-year-old girl has won an open records battle with Chambersburg Area School District, where officials questioned whether she's old enough to file a Right-to-Know Law request.

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The state Office of Open Records upheld Savannah Gibson's request yesterday for financial information involving the district's former after-school dance program. The program was run by a man who
operates a similar program in which Gibson participates at Susquenita Middle School.

The district rejected Gibson's request because it says it duplicates other requests and is unreasonably burdensome.

It also reserved the right to argue Gibson is too young to request public records.

Assistant Superintendent Eric Michael says it raised the issue to find out whether there's an age limit. The state agency says there isn't.

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