Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA)
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.
How do I submit a FOIA request?
There are two different ways to submit a FOIA request.
Requests can be submitted electronically via the Maercker School District 60 Electronic FOIA Request Form
Requests can be submitted in writing and mailed to the following address:
Maercker School District 60
Attention: Dr. Sean Nugent, Superintendent
1 S. Cass Avenue, Suite 202
Westmont, IL. 60462
Form with requested information if submitted via US Mail.
What happens after I submit a FOIA 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.
What are the costs for duplication?
Paper copy from paper of electronic source (50 pages or less)
Paper copy from paper of 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 : Maercker School District 60.
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.