FOIA Information

What is FOIA?

FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et. seq.), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.

How can I submit a FOIA request?

District 58 has no specific FOIA request form, however, requests must be made in writing. Requests should state that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Provide a brief description of the public records requested, being as specific as possible. While requests can be provided via e-mail, please provide a name and mailing address on the request.  Click here to email a FOIA request.

Requests sent through the mail should be mailed to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Downers Grove Grade School District 58
2300 Warrenville Road, Suite 200NE
Downers Grove, IL  60515
ATTN: FOIA Request

Who are the District 58 FOIA Officers?

Dr. Kevin Russell, Superintendent
Dr. Jayne Yudzentis, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel
Melissa Jerves, Secretary to the Superintendent and Board Secretary

What happens after I submit a request?

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond within five working days of receipt of a request. A five-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester.

If the requested records are 50 pages, or less, in length, the pages will be copied and mailed to the requester at no charge. If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost.

What are the costs for duplication?

Fee schedule for duplication of public records
Black and white copy from paper or electronic source (50 pages or less) no charge
Paper copy from paper or electronic source (51 pages or more) $.15 per page
Copy of audio or video material cost of media
Checks are to be made payable to: “Downers Grove Grade School District 58”  

Downers Grove Grade School District 58 Brief Description