FOIA

In accordance with the State of Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education Policy 2:250, the district's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officer will respond to requests from anyone desiring to inspect and/or copy a district public record.

FOIA is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure.

Records that may be immediately disclosed include: 

Submission Process: You may send a FOIA request via email, mail, Fax  or by filling out the FOIA Form

FOIA Officers - Mrs. Robin Smith Kollman
                                    Director of Communications
                                    rkollman@d70schools.org
                                    or
                                    Dr. Matt Barbini
                                    Superintendent of Schools
                                    mbarbini@d70schools.org

Mailing address for FOIA officers is
Libertyville School District 70
1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville, Il. 
FAX is 847-362-3003
Link to form

District 70 is obligated to respond within 5 business days after the request is received. Day 1 of the 5-day timeline is the first business day after the request is received by the public body. If additional time is needed, the public body must notify the requester in writing within 5 business days after the receipt of the request of the statutory reasons for the extension and when the requested information will be produced. Commercial requests allow for a response within 21 business days. 

There are several exceptions to public disclosure that include, but are not limited to: private information, personal information, law enforcement records, preliminary drafts, business trade secrets, proposals and bids until a final selection is made and requests that are unduly burdensome. The requester will be notified in writing specifying the reasons for the denial. The requester has the right to appeal the public body’s response by filing a request for review with the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor within 60 calendar days. Requests will be approved, unless the requested material is (a) not a "public record" as defined by Policy 2:250; (b) exempt from inspection and copying by the Freedom of Information Act or any other state or federal law; or (c) not required to be preserved or cataloged. Also, FOIA requests can be denied if complying would be unduly burdensome.

FOIA Fees (Board Policy 2:250 Access to District Public Records

Electronic Transmission: .pdf format – no fee

Paper Copies, black & white:
50 pages or less   No Fee
More than 5 pages $ .15 per page, one-sided
                                            $ .30 per page, two-sided

Thumb drive or CD  cost  of the device


Frequently asked questions about the Illinois FOIA law (Illinois Attorney General's Office publication) 
Additional information is available through the Illinois Attorney General's OfficeFederal FOIA Information

Other important FOIA information includes:
The total operating budget is $42,724,002 for the 2021-22 school year. Budget to be approved in late September.
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