Freedom of Information Act
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.
Katie Krop, Administrative Asst. - All matters pertaining to the Board of Education, District Office, policies and procedures.
Daniela Fountain, Assistant Superintendent - All matters pertaining to curriculum, instruction and human resources.
All FOIA officers can be reached by e-mail.
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 paper format.
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.