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Freedom of Information Act FOIA


The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 ILCS 140/4) provides for public access to public records. While Frankfort School District 157-C does not require the completion of a standard from to file a FOIA request, all requests must be in writing and can be hand delivered, mailed, faxed or emailed to the Districtís FOIA Officers listed below. Please be clear and specific when describing the records you are requesting.

Pursuant to School Board Policy 2:250, Freedom of Information Act, the District will charge a copying fee for FOIA requests over 50 pages. The copying fee is reflective of the actual cost incurred by the district per copy including: toner, paper, and labor. The per copy fee for the 2017-18 school year is $.15/copy.

FOIA Officers

Kate Ambrosini
kambrosini@fsd157c.org

Sandy Pechtold
spechtold@fsd157c.org

Office: 815-469-5922
FAX: 815-469-8988
Mailing Address
Frankfort School District 157-C
10482 West Nebraska Street
Frankfort, IL 60423

FOIA Response Time


Upon receipt of a FOIA request, the FOIA Officer shall determine whether the requested information is exempt or nonexempt under the provisions of the FOIA. The FOIA officer shall respond in one of the following ways:

  • Approval of request - Provide materials requested within five business days after receipt of the request, give notice of when the records will be provided and the cost (if any), or give notice of the time and place for inspection of the records.
  • Give a notice of extension - The FOIA officer may request an additional five business days to fulfill the request. However, a written response informing the requester of the extension must be made by the fifth business day. If the requester agrees, the time may be extended beyond an additional five business days
  • Denial of request or part of request - Denial must be written and reference a specific legal reason under FOIA to justify the nondisclosure. The denial must also inform the requester of the right to seek review of the issue by the public access counselor (PAC) in the Attorney Generalís Office, with the PACís contact information, as well as the right to seek judicial review by filing a court case.

The requester must submit a Request for Review to the PAC within 60 calendar days after the date of the final denial from the public body.


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