Pa. Department of Education

Filed on: May 7, 2014

Status: Appealed to Commonwealth Court

This request sought records sent between former secretary of education Ron Tomalis, Penn State officials and aides to governor Corbett. The education department demanded more than $300 before it would decide if it would release the records. The Office of Open Records said it can't demand prepayment and extend its deadline to respond to a request. The agency appealed the ruling to Commonwealth Court.

Date Filing Related documents
Aug. 3, 2015 2015.08.03.arguments-scheduled.pdf 2015.08.03.arguments-scheduled.pdf
April 27, 2015 Dept. of Education reply brief filed. 2015.04.27.doe-reply-brief-filed.pdf
April 27, 2015 PSU's reply brief filed 2015.04.27.psu-reply-brief-filed.pdf
April 15, 2015 Respondent's brief filed 2015.04.10.respondents-brief-filed.pdf
March 11, 2015 OOR amicus brief filed 2015.03.11.OOR-amicus-brief.pdf
March 9, 2015 Order granting extension requests 2014.12.11.order-granting-extension-requests.pdf
March 9, 2015 PSU brief filed 2015.02.09.psu-brief.pdf
March 9, 2015 Order consolidating cases 2014.11.14.order-consolidating-cases.pdf
March 9, 2015 PDE brief filed 2015.02.09.pde-brief.pdf
Oct. 10, 2014 PSU Notice of intervention 2014.10.10.psu-notice-of-intervention.pdf
Sept. 19, 2014 OOR denial of PSU's petition for reconsideration 2014.09.19.oor-denial-of-reconsideration.pdf
Sept. 12, 2014 DOE's Petition for Review filed 2014.09.12.petition-for-review.pdf
Aug. 28, 2014 PSU's Petition for Reconsideration 2014.08.28.psu-petition-for-reconsideration.pdf
Aug. 14, 2014 Final Determination issued. Appeal granted. Dept. of Education must produce 644 pages of records within 30 days.
July 30, 2014 Requester granted an additional 14-day extension at the request of the OOR. The Final Determination is due on Aug. 13, 2014
July 17, 2014 PDE reply brief 2014.07.16.pde-reply.pdf
July 9, 2014 Requester's reply brief 2014.07.09.requester-reply-brief.pdf
June 20, 2014 PSU Request to Participate 2014.06.20.psu-request-to-participate.pdf
June 16, 2014 OOR appeal docketed 2014.06.16.oor-appeal-confirmation.pdf
June 15, 2014 Deemed denial appealed to Office of Open Records 2014.06.15.appeal-packet.pdf
June 13, 2014 Agency letter demanding prepayment of $338. 2014.06.13.prepayment-demand.pdf
May 14, 2014 Initial agency response 2014.05.14.initial-response.pdf
May 7, 2014 Initial request 2014.05.07.initial-request.pdf