Below are District 41’s Administrative Procedures as they pertain to all Freedom of Information Act Requests.
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All Freedom of Information Act Requests must be submitted in writing to the Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer. Requests must be delivered via one of the following: U.S. Postal Service, electronically by clicking the link below or by hand delivery to the District office at the address listed below.
Freedom of Information Act Contact Information:
Glen Ellyn School District 41
793 North Main Street
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
To submit your FOIA Request electronically PLEASE CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE REQUEST FOR DISTRICT RECORDS (2-250E)
Freedom of Information Act Requests:
The District’s “public records” are those records and documents, regardless of physical or electronic form, pertaining to the transaction of public business and as further defined by law, including the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), and the District’s FOIA Administrative Procedures. The District maintains and makes available for inspection a reasonably current list of the types and categories of records under its control, as well as those documents that are immediately available upon request.
Requests to inspect and/or copy the District’s public records must be submitted in writing and directed to the District’s FOIA officer as outlined on the Freedom of Information Act Contact Information above. Requests are expected to specify with reasonable particularity which public records are sought to avoid inefficient use of staff time in retrieving and preparing records for inspection. Repeated requests from the same person for the same records that are unchanged or identical to records previously provided or properly denied under FOIA are deemed unduly burdensome and may be denied. If a request is for a commercial purpose, as defined in FOIA and the District’s FOIA Administrative Procedures, the request is expected to disclose that in his or her initial written request. It is a violation of FOIA for a person to knowingly obtain a public record for a commercial purpose without disclosing that it is for a commercial purpose, if requested to do so by the District.
Categories of the District’s Public Records
The following list identifies the types of public records maintained and available for public inspection:
List of Documents or Categories of Records that the District Shall Immediately Disclose Upon Request
Fee Schedule for FOIA Requests
Unless a fee is otherwise fixed by another statute, or unless the District grants a request for a fee waiver/reduction in the public interest, as defined in FOIA, the charges associated with copies in response to FOIA requests shall be as set forth below:
Color Copies (8 ½ x 11) $0.59 per page
The District may charge the requester for the actual cost of purchasing a recording medium, whether disc, diskette, tape, or other medium.
Public records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge if the individual requesting the public records states specifically the purpose for the request and the reasons that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee may be determined to be in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. In determining the amount of waiver or reduction, the District may take into consideration the amount of materials requested and the cost of copying them.