What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is to ensure transparency of government. 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. As a public institution, Harvey School District 152 is subject to the Illinois FOIA.
How to file a FOIA request:
1. Complete a FOIA request form.
2. For all records, please furnish the following information:
- Requester's Name
- Name of Organization (if applicable)
- Email or mailing address or fax number to where the response should be sent.
- Telephone number(s).
- Specific information regarding the documents you are seeking.
- Completed request form.
3. File your FOIA request in any of the following ways:
- Mail or deliver to:
Harvey School District 152
16001 Lincoln Highway
Harvey, IL 60426
- Scan and email to email@example.com
4. Questions about FOIAs can be directed to District 152 FOIA officer.