What is the FOIA?
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140) states that records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.
How can I submit a FOIA request?
Requests must be submitted in writing and can be:
Lyons School District 103
ATTN: FOIA Request
4100 Joliet Ave
Lyons IL, 60534
Lyons School District 103 has a sample FOIA request form (Board Policy manual 2:250E1), but we do not require that this specific form be used. Letters should state that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Provide a brief description of the public records requested, being as specific as possible. While responses can be provided via e-mail, please provide a mailing address.
Lyons School District 103’s FOIA Officer
Brian Towne (Human Resource Director)
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 is the Board Policy regarding FOIA requests?
Board Policy 2:250 and related Administrative Procedures and Exhibits provide additional details on the process and handling of FOIA requests.
What are the costs for duplication?
FEE SCHEDULE FOR DUPLICATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS
(Effective November 28,2011)
Checks are to be made payable to: “Lyons School District 103"