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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010

In compliance with State Law - Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1, each school district is required to post specific information regarding the school district as part of FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) requirements.  Such information is contained in documents listed on the following page.  If the information you are seeking is not found in these or other documents posted on this website, you may request copies of existing documents by submitting your request in writing to one of the following FOIA officers:

        Roberta Crowe – Chief FOIA Officer - email
        Fran Schuck – Deputy FOIA Office
        Donna Kelly – Deputy FOIA Officer

Requests should be sent to one of the above individuals at:
        Glenbard High School District #87
        596 Crescent Boulevard
        Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

A request for inspection and/or copies of public records must be made in writing and may be submitted by personal delivery, mail, fax, or email.

Fee Schedule for FOIA Requests
•     No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies requested.
•     Thereafter, a fee of $0.15 per page will be charged for each additional black and white, letter or legal sized copy.
•     No fee shall be charged for electronic copies other than the actual cost of the recording medium.
•     For all other copies, including color copies, the District shall charge no more than the actual cost for reproducing the records.
•     The cost for certifying a public record shall be $1.

Public records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge if the individual requesting the public records states specifically the purpose for the request and the reasons that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest.  Waive or reduction of the fee may be determined to be in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare, or the legal rights of the general public, and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit.  In determining the amount of waiver or reduction, the District may take into consideration the amount of materials requested and the cost of copying them.

Further information regarding the Illinois Freedom of Information Act provisions may be found at the website of the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan  at: [ http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/government/index.html ]http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/government/index.html


Categories of the District’s Public Records
As required by 5 ILCS 140/5

The records maintained by District 87 include, but may not necessarily be limited to, the following categories:
•     Administrative materials and procedural rules;
•     Final opinions and determinations, except for those adjudicating student disciplinary cases where the disclosure would unavoidably reveal the identity of the student, or those adjudicating employee grievances or disciplinary cases;
•     Final outcomes of employee grievances or disciplinary cases in which discipline is imposed;
•     Board of Education policies and final documents explaining or interpreting such policies;
•     Final reports and studies prepared by or for the District;
•     Information concerning expenditure of public funds, unless otherwise exempt from disclosure under FOIA;
•     Names, salaries, titles, and dates of employment for all District employees and officers;
•     Minutes of Board of Education meetings open to the public;
•     Information concerning grants or contracts made by the District, unless otherwise exempt from disclosure under FOIA;
•     All other information required by law to be made available for public inspection and copying.

List of Documents or Categories of Records that the District Shall Immediately Disclose Upon Request

The following public records are designated by the District’s Freedom of Information Officer as being immediately available on the District’s website and may be inspected, downloaded, printed, and/or copied.  Any asterisked public record is immediately available for inspection or copying upon request at the District’s administrative office during its regular business hours, provided any applicable fees are paid. Records without an asterisk will be provided within 5 business days as allowed by the Freedom of Information Act, provided any applicable fees are paid.

Web-posted records and information

[ http://www.glenbard87.org/sitepages/schoolboard/boardnews?object=/sitepages/schoolboard/Board_Calendar&infobar=no&templates=RWD&ConfPosition=0&Calendar=1 ]*Annual schedule of regular meetings for the current school year that are posted at the beginning of each calendar or fiscal year

[ http://www.glenbard87.org/sitepages/schoolboard/Agendas ]*Public notice of each board meeting that is posted at least 48 hours before the meeting and remains posted until the meeting is concluded

[ http://www.glenbard87.org/sitepages/schoolboard/CommitteeAgendas ]*Agenda of each regular meeting that is posted at least 48 hours before a meeting and remains posted until the meeting is concluded.

[ http://www.glenbard87.org/sitepages/schoolboard/Minutes ]*Official open meeting minutes that are posted within 10 days of the Board’s approval and remain posted for at least 60 days

*Description of the District and its records including:  ([ http://www.glenbard87.org/sitepages/schoolboard/publications ]These items can be found on our Publications page)
Summary of the District’s purpose
Functional subdivisions
Total amount of operating budget
Number and location of all of its separate offices
Approximate number of full and part-time employees (see also, salary and benefits information report for the Superintendent, administrators, and teachers, District’s Statement of Affairs)
Identification and membership of the Board Brief description of the methods whereby the public may request information and public records
Directory for the Freedom of Information Officer
Address where requests for public records should be directed
Fees
Annual budget for current fiscal year, itemized by receipts and expenditures

*District’s current report card (ISBE School Report Card Data Form 86-43)
Administrator Salary Compensation Report (itemized salary compensation report for every employee holding an administrative certificate and working in that capacity, including the Superintendent). For each District administrator:
•     Base Salary
•     Bonuses
•     Pension contributions
•     Retirement increases
•     Cost of health insurance
•     Cost of life insurance
•     Paid sick and vacation day payouts
•     Annuities
•     Other forms of compensation or income paid on behalf of the employee; e.g., travel and business expense reimbursements, non-base compensation such as use of a District vehicle, wellness incentives, gym
Current contracts with an exclusive bargaining representative(s)

A listing of all contracts over $25,000 for the current fiscal year