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FOIA Requests

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS

Any person may request information and documents by making a clear, concise request to the FOIA officer. The FOIA officer for this office is Dr. Mark D. Hansen, who can be contacted as follows:

Eastland CUSD #308
500 South School Dr
LanarkIL 61046

Email: mhansen@eastland308.com

Phone: 815-493-6301
Fax: 815-493-6343

Freedom of Information Act Request Forms

What is FOIA?

FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request. Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140, Section 2(c), a public record is any records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, recorded information and all other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared, or having been or being used, received, possessed or under the control of any public body. Records that are not subject to release via the FOIA process include confidential and trade secret information.

How can I submit a FOIA request?

Requests must be submitted via:

Fax to: 815-493-6343
E-mail to: 
mhansen@eastland308.com

or

Mailed to:
Eastland CUSD #308
ATTN: FOIA Request
500 South School Dr
Lanark, IL 61046

What happens after I submit a request?

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

If the requested 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 requester will be informed of the duplication cost.

What are the costs for duplication?

FEE SCHEDULE FOR DUPLICATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS
(Effective October 1, 2010)
Checks are to be made payable to: "Eastland CUSD #308"
 

Type of Duplication

Fee

Paper copy from paper or electronic source, 50 pages or less    

no charge

Paper copy from paper or electronic source, additional pages

$.15 / page (no charge assessed for less than $7.50)

Diskette or CD-ROM

no charge

Copy of audio or video material

cost of tape, disk, etc