Board of Education
Access To Public Records
The Board of Education recognizes that all persons are entitled to request information regarding the official acts, decisions, procedures and policies of the School District. Accordingly, the Board shall designate at least two employees as its Freedom of Information Officers, shall maintain and make available public records, and shall grant and deny requests for such information as required by the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The Board President or Superintendent shall, at each regular Board meeting, report any requests made of the District under provisions of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and shall report the status of such requests.
A request for inspection and/or copies of public records must be made in writing and may be submitted by personal delivery, mail, fax, or email directed to the District’s Freedom of Information Officer. Individuals making a request are not required to state a reason for the request other than to identify if the request is for a commercial purpose or if a fee waiver is requested. District staff shall immediately forward all requests for inspection and copying of public records to the District’s Freedom of Information Officer or designee.
The Superintendent is hereby authorized to establish procedures implementing this policy and prepare the records directory and District description required under the Act. Further, the Superintendent shall ensure that the District description and the procedures for requesting public records, including the names of the designated Freedom of Information Officers, the address where requests for public records should be directed, and any fees, are prominently displayed at the District office and posted on the official District website.
Adopted: February 17, 1998
Revised: February 16, 2010
Revised: February 25, 2013