Pa. Department of Education

Filed on: July 19, 2013

Status: Appealed to Commonwealth Court

This request sought e-mails and other documents received by former secretary of education Ron Tomalis from Ken Frazier, Louis Freeh and Omar McNeil, and Paula Ammerman between Nov. 5, 2011and July 31, 2012. The Office of Open Records ordered the release of more than 500 pages of records, but said 151 pages could be withheld. The decision has been appealed to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

DateFilingRelated documents
Feb. 5, 2015 PSU answer to application for allowance of appeal 2015.02.05.psu-answer-to-app-for-allowance-of-appeal.pdf
Feb. 3, 2015 PDE will not file an answer to the application. 2015.02.03.pde-no-answer-letter.pdf
Jan. 29, 2015 Petition for Allowance of Appeal filed with the Supreme Court. 2015.01.20.supreme-court-petition.pdf
Dec. 4, 2014 PSU answer to application for reargument 2014.12.01.answer-to-app-for-reargument.pdf
Dec. 4, 2014 Application for reargument 2014.11.14.app-for-reargument.pdf
Dec. 2, 2014 Notice of appeal filed 2014.12.01.notice-of-appeal-filed.pdf
Oct. 31, 2014 Commonwealth Court opinion affirming the Final Determination of the Office of Open Records. 2014.10.31.opinion-issued.pdf
Aug. 15, 2014 Oral arguments scheduled for Sept. 10, 2014 in Harrisburg
Aug. 15, 2014 Appellant's reply brief filed 2014.08.14.reply-brief-of-appellant.pdf
July 28, 2014 Penn State's brief filed. 2014.07.28.brief-of-intervenor-penn-state.pdf
July 3, 2014 Penn State request for extension of time to file brief. 2014.07.13.psu-time extension-request.pdf
June 11, 2014 Petitioner's brief filed. 2014.06.11.petitioners-brief.pdf
May 13, 2014 Briefing schedule filed 2014.05.12.briefing-schedule.pdf
March 21, 2014 Order to conduct hearing in regard to discovery request on April 8, 2014 Court hearing order
March 19, 2014 PSU and Dept. of Education reply in opposition to request for evidentiary hearing PSU reply in opposition to request for evidentiary hearing | DOE reply in opposition to request for evidentiary hearing
March 10, 2014 Order granting extension of time to reply to special application for evidentiary hearing Order granting extention of time
March 7, 2014 Designation of contents of reproduced record Designation of contents of reproduced record
Feb. 27, 2014 Petitioner's Special Application for Relief seeking an evidentiary hearing Petitioner's Application for Relief
Feb. 25, 2014 Certified copy of the record filed OOR Certified record
Feb. 12, 2014 PSU notice of intervention PSU notice of intervention
Jan. 16, 2014 Petition for review filed Petition for review
Jan. 8, 2014 OOR Petition for Reconsideration denied OOR Petition for Reconsideration denied
Jan. 6, 2014 PDE Petition for reconsideration filed PDE petition for reconsideration
Dec. 20, 2013 Final Determination OOR Final Determination | Index with final determination results
Dec. 19, 2013 PSU reply in opposition to submission of new evidence and request for hearing PSU reply in opposition to submission of new evidence and request for hearing | OOR acknowledgement of latest filings | Bagwell reply in support of request for hearing
Dec. 19, 2013 Bagwell communication with OOR Bagwell communication with OOR
Dec. 18, 2013 Bagwell submission of new evidence, request for hearing and request for extension of time to provide new evidence Submission of new evidence, request for hearing and request for time extension
Dec. 17, 2013 PSU Reply PSU Reply
Dec. 15, 2013 Bagwell offer of additional evidence to support waiver of attorney-client privilege Bagwell offer of additional evidence
Dec. 9, 2013 Bagwell reply to PSU Bagwell reply to PSU
Dec. 5, 2013 PSU reply PSU reply with exhibits | Index of withheld records | Affidavit of Janine S. Andrews | Affidavit of Frank T. Guadagnino
Nov. 22, 2013 Requester's supplemental arguments Requester's supplemental arguments | Exhibit B - Board of Trustees Transcript | Exhibit A - FSS engagement letter
Nov. 12, 2013 OOR order extending time for in camera review OOR extension order
Oct. 15, 2013 OOR notice of records received OOR notice of records received
Oct. 11, 2013 PSU arguments filed PSU Board Bylaws | PSU arguments | Affidavit of Frank Guadagnino
Oct. 2, 2013 OOR acknowledgement of request for reply period Letter from OOR
Oct. 1, 2013 Request to allow reply period Letter seeking reply period
Oct. 1, 2013 PSU request to participate granted PSU participation granted
Sept. 30, 2013 PSU request to participate Letter from PSU seeking participation
Sept. 30, 2013 Supplemental arguments filed Supplemental arguments | Dept. of Education supplemental arguments
Sept. 23, 2013 OOR order to conduct in camera review OOR review order
Sept. 19, 2013 Notice of appeal received OOR appeal notice
Sept. 19, 2013 OOR request for extension of time to review records Requester agreement to time extension | OOR request for time extension
Sept. 17, 2013 Appealed to OOR OOR Appeal Packet
Sept. 9, 2013 Agency final response Final response
Aug. 27, 2013 Agency letter seeking extension Letter seeking time extension
July 26, 2013 Initial Agency Response Initial Agency Response
July 19, 2013 Initial Request Letter requesting records