Final Determination Record

Hilton v. Pittsburgh School District

OOR Dkt. No.: AP 2018-0616
Case Status: Denied: Moot


Request sought records regarding the admission into a specific academic program. The Agency provided access to certain records on appeal and proved that other records do not exist within the possession, custody or control of the Agency. Additionally, the Agency proved that some records are confidential under FERPA, are medical history records, contain exempt personal information, and show the identity of a minor. Lastly, the Agency proved that some records are exempt under the constitutional right to privacy. Denied in part and dismissed as moot in part.

  • Section 708(b)(5) - Medical, psychiatric or psychological records
  • Section 708(b)(6)(i) - Personal identification information
  • Section 708(b)(6)(ii) - Name, position, salary, actual compensation or other payments or expenses, employment contract
  • Section 708(b)(6)(iii) An agency may redact the name or other identifying information relating to an individual performing an undercover or covert law enforcement activity from a record
  • Section 708(b)(30) - A record identifying the name, home address or date of birth of a child 17 years of age or younger.
  • Records Do Not Exist
  • Exempt under FERPA
  • The requester granted the OOR a 30 day extension to issue a final determination in the appeal.
  • Constitutional Right to Privacy, Pa. Const. Art. I, ยง 1. "All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness."

Filings Received by OOR
Filed Adjudicator Description or File Name Document
08/10/2018 2018-0616_Hilton-PittsburghSD_FD.pdf