Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act: Illinois

In compliance with state law (105 ILCS 140/1), each Illinois school district is required to post specific information regarding the district as part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements. This information is contained on the district website. If you are unable to find the specific information for which you are searching, you may request copies of existing documents using the Request to Inspect and/or Copy form.

Jersey CUSD No. 100's procedures for handling FOIA requests are found in the Administrative Procedures 2:250AP for Board Policy 2:250 (Access to District's Public Records and Compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act).



New FOIA Amendments to Ease the Burden on Public Bodies

On December 3, 2014, the Illinois General Assembly voted to override Governor Quinn's veto of legislation amending FOIA to reduce some of the burdens faced by public bodies in responding to certain requests. As a result of the override, the amendments are effective immediately. In summary, the law amends FOIA by: (1) eliminating the need to provide copies of records which are available on the public body's website; (2) defining a "voluminous request"; (3) establishing a different time frame and system for responding to a "voluminous request"; and (4) allowing a public body to charge fees for electronic copies and hourly rates for responding to a "voluminous request". 

To read more information on the new FOIA Amendments, please click here.

 

Jersey CUSD NO 100's Responses to FOIA Requests

To promote district transparency and assist others who may have similar requests for information, FOIA responses can be accessed through the following link:

Jersey CUSD No.100's responses to FOIA requests can be found by clicking here (Coming Soon!)

 

List of Types of Public Records Maintained by Jersey CUSD No. 100

The types of public records maintained by Jersey CUSD No.100 that are available for inspection include the following:

GENERAL

  • Board meeting schedules
  • Board minutes and resolutions
  • Board policies and administrative procedures
  • Legal notices
  • Employees' names, titles, and dates of employment
  • Official bonds
  • Records of the district's ownership of real or personal property
  • Contracts
  • Contractors’ records of their employees on public works of the district
  • School report cards (About)
  • Annual Statement of Affairs (About)

FINANCIAL

  • Annual budgets
  • Tax levies
  • Audit reports
  • Bills or invoices issued and received by the district
  • Receipts for revenue

Note: Exemptions under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act may allow non-disclosure of some parts of public records maintained by the district.


Notice of Procedure for Requesting Records

Requests for public records must be in writing and may be submitted on the Request to Inspect and/or Copy Records Form, available at:

Jersey CUSD No. 100
100 Lincoln Ave
Jerseyville, IL 62052

Requests for records should be directed to:

Freedom of Information Officer - Brad Tuttle
c/o Jersey CUSD No. 100
100 Lincoln Ave
Jerseyville, IL 62052
618-498-5561
brad.tuttle@jersey100.org

No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies requested. After the first 50 pages, the fee for black and white, letter or legal sized copies shall be 15¢ per page. Actual cost will be charged for other documents not of standard size and for the recording medium (e.g. compact disk, tape, DVD). The district may waive or reduce fees if the person requesting the records states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of fees is in the public interest.