• FOIA


    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS

    What is FOIA?

    Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5ILCS 140/1et.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):

    How do I submit a FOIA request?

    Requests should state that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act.  Provide a brief but specific description of the public record requested.  While responses can be provided via e-mail, please provide a mailing address.  FOIA requests should be sent to either Mr. Sean Nugent, superintendent, at snugent@maercker.org, or to Sue Caddy, Chief School Financial Officer, at scaddy@maercker.org.

    What happens after I submit a request?

    The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond within seven working days of receipt of a request.  A seven-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requestor. 

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

    Fee Schedule for Duplication of Public Records

    Paper copy from paper of electronic source (50 pages or less)

    no charge

    Paper copy from paper of electronic source (51 pages or less)

    $.15 per page

    Copy of audio or video material

    cost of media

    Check are to be made payable to :  Maercker School District 60.


    Is there a process to appeal the FOIA officers’ decisions?

     In the event that part or all of a request is denied, requestors may appeal the denial to the President of the Board of Education.  A written notice of appeal should be sent to:

     

    Ms. Lisa Bishop, President of the Board of Education

    Maercker School District 60

    1 S Cass Avenue, Suite 202
    Westmont, IL 60559
    ATTN:  FOIA Request Appeal