Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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Mrs. Thomas

Sirlena Thomas
FOIA Officer
(708) 333-0300 Ext. 118

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
    4.     Questions about FOIAs can be directed to District 152 FOIA officer.