Freedom of Information

What is the Freedom of Information Act?
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records (5 ILCS 140/6).

FOIA Revised
On August 17, 2009 Governor Quinn signed Public Act 96-0542 into law, making changes to public access laws, including FOIA. The effective date of this law is January 1, 2010.

FOIA Requests & Responses
Requests for information must be in writing and may be made by mail, personal delivery, fax, or email and should be directed to the District 228 Freedom of Information Officers Bill Kendall and Tiffany Taylor, 15233 S. Pulaski Rd., Midlothian, IL 60445 or bkendall@bhsd228.com and ttaylor@bhsd228.com. Once a FOIA request is received, the public body is allowed 5 business days (21 days for commercial requests) to provide a response to the request. In some cases, an extension of time will be allowed.

If a request is denied, a Public Access Counselor with the office of the Attorney General may be requested to review the request.

Fees
Information may be reviewed or a request for copies may be made. If copies are requested, the first 50 pages of black and white copies which are letter-sized or legal sized are free of charge. The charge for color copies or copies of documents which are not letter-sized or legal sized shall be based upon the actual cost of reproduction.

District 228 Public Records Immediately Available
Below is information immediately available upon request.

Board Governance
Committee information
Meeting calendar
Meeting agendas & minutes
Policy

Personnel
Administrative compensation report
BEST employment contract
JFA employment contract

Fiscal & Business Management
Annual statement of affairs
Budget
Over $25,000 contracts

Teaching & Learning
Curriculum handbook
Curriculum maps
School calendar
School report cards