FOIA

Request for Documents

What is FOIA?

FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et. seq.), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.

The following are links to many documents available on the District website which you may download at this time (no FOIA request required):

District Calendars School Report Cards
Board Meeting Calendar School Boundary Map
Audience Protocol Financial Information
Board Meeting Agendas Annual Financial Reports
Minutes of Open Meetings List of Contracts $25,000 or more
Board policies Employee Contracts
District Goals Administrative Salary Report

How can I submit a FOIA request?

Center Cass District 66 has no specific FOIA request form. Requests should state that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Provide a brief description of the public records requested, being as specific as possible. While responses may be provided via e-mail, you must provide a mailing address.

See information on the right for specific instructions.

What happens after I submit a request?

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond within five working days of receipt of a non-commercial request. A five-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester. Agencies have up to twenty-one days to contact individuals making requests for commercial purposes and are allowed additional time, as necessary, to provide requested documents.

If the requested records are 50 pages, or less, in length, the pages will be copied and provided to the requestor. If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost.

What are the costs for duplication?

Fee schedule for duplication of public records Paper copy from
paper or electronic source (50 pages or less)
no charge
Paper copy from paper or electronic source (51 pages or more) $.15 per page
Copy of audio or video material cost of media

Checks are to be made payable to: “Center Cass School District 66'

Fees must be collected by the District before copies will be made or sent to the requestor.

Is there a process to appeal the FOIA officer's decisions?

In the event that part or all of a request is denied, requestors have the right to have the denial reviewed by the Public Access Counselor's Office of the Illinois Attorney General or by filing suit in circuit court.