Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

  • 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

    Stacey Mallek

    Stacey Mallek, Chief FOIA Officer Asst Supt for Business, CSBO
    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:

    • 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 as required by 5 ILCS 140/3.5(a)

    • Board of Education policies;
    • Minutes of Board of Education meetings open to the public;
    • Labor Agreements;
    • Administrator Salaries;
    • Current Adopted Budget;
    • Audited Financial Reports;
    • Certificate of Tax Levy;
    • District and School Report Cards;
    • Parent/Student Handbook

    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 Board of Education’s office is located at 1200 S. Dunton, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005. To find out more about the Board of Education, visit the Board section of our website: