Freedom of Information Act Requests
It is the policy of the Board of Education of Arlington Heights School District 25 to make its public records available for inspection during normal business hours Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Records may be inspected and copied at the School District 25 Administration Center.
The District’s “public records” are those records and documents, regardless of physical or electronic form, pertaining to the transaction of public business and as further defined by law, including the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). The District maintains and makes available for inspection
Format for Request
Requests to inspect and/or copy the District’s public records must be submitted in writing and directed to the District’s FOIA officer as follows:
Stacey Mallek, Chief FOIA Officer
Arlington Heights School District 25
1200 S. Dunton
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Requests are expected to specify with reasonable particularity which public records are sought to avoid inefficient use of staff time in retrieving and preparing records for inspection. Requests are also expected to specify whether electronic or paper copies of records are preferred. Repeated requests from the same person for the same records that are unchanged or identical to records previously provided or properly denied under FOIA are deemed unduly burdensome and may be denied. If a request is for a commercial purpose, as defined under FOIA, the requestor is expected to disclose that in his or her initial written request.
The district will provide the first 50 pages of black and white, letter, or legal sized copies at no charge. Additional copies will be provided for a fee of $0.15 per page. For color copies or copies on paper sizes other than letter or legal size, the district will charge a fee to cover the actual cost for reproducing the records. For copies in electronic format, the actual cost for purchasing the recording medium, if any, will be charged. Fees will not include the cost of any search for and review of records or personnel costs associated with finding or reproducing records. Documents shall be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge where the district determines that waiver or reduction is in the public interest.
Categories of the District’s Public Records as required by 5 ILCS 140/5
The following list identifies the types of public records maintained and available for public inspection:
List of Documents or Categories of Records that the District Shall Immediately Disclose Upon Request as required by 5 ILCS 140/3.5(a)
Chief FOIA Officer, Asst Supt for Business, CSBO
District 25 Description
Arlington Heights School District 25 is an elementary district located in Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois. District 25 is organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with school for kindergarten through eighth grade for education of all eligible children residing in the district.
District 25 is accountable to the U.S. Department of Education, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Suburban Cook County Regional Office of Education and the taxpayers of Arlington Heights.
District 25 is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. The School Board’s office is located at 1200 S. Dunton, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005. The current members of the board are: (meet the board here)
David Page – President
Brian Cerniglia – Vice President
Erin Johannesen – Secretary