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Right-to-Know Requests for Home Addresses

Right-to-Know Officers:

The School Law Group would like to provide you with some clarification on your response to any requests for home addresses.

PSEA continues to fight this “Home Address Case” and it has gone back and forth in the courts. As you know, in the past, an injunction was in place which prohibited release of home addresses. More recently, the injunction was finally lifted and home addresses were fair game. However, at the last minute, PSEA filed a motion to block the release once again. As of right now, the Commonwealth Court has reinstated the injunction against releasing home addresses of public school employees pending a final decision on PSEA’s motion. So, right now, the request for home addresses should be denied based on the injunction.

We recommend the following:

Partially grant and partially deny the request. Grant the request for employee names and deny the request for home addresses. I recommend you move forward and issue your final response soon….before the Court decides PSEA’s motion on the injunction. In other words, I am concerned that if you wait too long, the Court may have lifted the injunction by then and you will have to deal with home addresses. They can file a new request later if/when the Court rules in their favor.

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