FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is designed to ensure that Illinois
residents can obtain information about their government. In 2009, Attorney General Lisa
Madigan worked with legislators and a diverse group of individuals and organizations to
strengthen FOIA and hold government more accountable.
To whom do I submit a FOIA request?
FOIA requests should be submitted to the public body’s designated FOIA officer. The Designated FOIA officers for Lemont-Bromberek CSD 113A are:
Barbara Germany, Business Manager - All matters pertaining to the finances of the district.
Sandra Larek, Administrative Asst. - All matters pertaining to the Board of Education, District Office, policies and procedures.
Dr. Mary Gricus, Assistant Superintendent - All matters pertaining to curriculum, instruction and human resources.
All FOIA officers can be reached by e-mailing FOIA@sd113a.org
What are public records?
Public Records – are defined in FOIA as “all records, reports, forms, writings, letters,
memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, microfilms, cards, tapes, recordings,
electronic data processing records, electronic communications, recorded information and
all other documentary materials pertaining to the transaction of public business,
regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared by or for, or having
been or being used by, received by, in the possession of, or under the control of any
public body.” A few examples of public records available under FOIA are: orders; rules;
reports or studies; contracts; names, titles and salaries of public employees; and the
voting records of public bodies. Information can be available in electronic as well as
For black and white, letter or legal sized copies (8 ½ x 11 or 11 x 14), the first 50 pages are free, and any additional pages can cost no more than 15 cents a page. For color copies or abnormal size copies, the public body can charge the
actual cost of copying.
Click on the link below to view District 113A Record Categories: