Definitions

Wyomissing Area School District Public Records Policy

Board Policy #801, Revised November 2008


Financial record - any account, voucher or contract dealing with the receipt or disbursement of funds or acquisition, use or disposal of services, supplies, materials, equipment or property; or the salary or other payments or expenses paid to an officer or employee, including the individual’s name and title; and a financial audit report,  excluding the audit’s underlying work papers. 

Public record - a record, including a financial record, that is not protected by a defined privilege or is not exempt from being disclosed under one of the exemptions in Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law or under other federal or state law, (including but not limited to statutes, regulations, judicial decree, or order).  
 
Record - information, regardless of physical form or characteristics, that documents a District transaction or activity and is created, received or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a district transaction, business or activity, including: a document; paper; letter; map; book; tape; photograph; film or sound recording; information stored or maintained electronically; and a data-processed or image-processed document. 
 
Response - the District’s written notice to a requester granting, denying, or partially granting and partially denying access to a requested record. 
 
Requester - a legal resident of the United States, or an agency, who requests access to a record.