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Public Notices/Policies/Right-To-Know

PA Right to Know (RTK) Act Information

The Community Academy of Philadelphia, CS, will provide all public information in a timely manner in accordance with the PA Right to Know Act (RTK). This page is designed to help you in exercising your right to know as a convenience, and we try our best to place the most up-to-date and accurate information, as possible; however, the documents accumulated on this page have been posted by staff and may not be the most accurate or up-to-date. If you require such legal accuracy, please make a RTK request.

Most records are covered by the Act; however, the RTK does exclude some 30 pieces of personal information, such as social security numbers, birth dates, etc.; if a document contains these pieces of information, they will be redacted (blacked out). Also, a Commonwealth Court judge has stayed the release of the home addresses and phone numbers of all school employees for their safety (see notice in "Quick Links" below). All student information is covered by federal law, which supersedes state law; therefore, student records and information are covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99. , and some medical records are covered under HIPPA.

This is a link to the official FERPA Notification.
This is a link to FERPA forms.

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CAP Plans Posted for Public Review

CAP’s Induction Plan, Professional Education Plan, and Comprehensive Plan are posted for public review; click here to access the plans and to add any comments

*This page is designed to help you in exercising your right to know as a convenience, and we try our best to place the most up-to-date and accurate information, as possible; however, the documents accumulated on this page have been posted by staff and may not be the most accurate or up-to-date. If you require such legal accuracy, please make a RTK request.

Other Information / How to Make an RTK Request

If you need other information covered by the PA Right-to-Know Law from Community Academy of Philadelphia, CS, please contact CAPCS Right to Know Officer/AORO, Kianna Acabeo at publicinfo@communityacademy.org. Requests for information can also be made by fax at (215) 533-6722; in person at the Erie desk 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on school days and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Thursday during summer hours; or by U.S. Postal Service.

Note: All downloads are free.* The fee for a standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch black and white copy is $0.25 per page. Postage fees will be actual cost. The school will require a prepayment for any request expected to exceed $100.00. Please allow five business days for a response.

If you have any questions regarding the PA Right to Know Law or need more information or wish to appeal a decision of CAPCS, please contact the Office of Open Records at

(717) 346-9903 or openrecords@state.pa.us. An appeal must be submitted to the Office of Open Records within 15 business days of the mailing date of the CAPCS’s response. Appeals should be sent to the Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North St., 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225. They may also be submitted via facsimile to (717) 425-5343 or via email to openrecords@state.pa.us as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment.

 

**Be advised that downloads are free and represent what they state in the title, but may from time-to-time not be fully inclusive of updates, changes, or other documents that might pertain to a particular subject. Please make a RTK request if you require detailed and accurate up-to-date information. This page is provided as a convenience to our community. **