Freedom of Information Act Request for Documents

How can I submit a FOIA request?

  • LTHS has no specific FOIA request form. Requests should state that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Provide a description of the public records requested, being as specific as possible. While responses may be provided via e-mail, you must provide a mailing address.

    All requests for records should be in writing and addressed to FOIA Officer Jennifer Bialobok. Individuals making a request are to identify when the request is for a commercial purpose or when requesting a fee waiver.

    Contact the Freedom of Information Officer for Lyons Township High School, using one of the following methods. Please be specific about the information you request.
    E-mail: FOIArequest@lths.net
    Fax: 708-579-6063
    Phone: 708-579-6300
    Letter: Mail request to LTHS North Campus 100 S. Brainard Ave. Room 110 LaGrange, IL 60525
    In person: LTHS North Campus 100 S. Brainard Ave. Room 110 LaGrange, IL 60525

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 provided to the requestor. 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
      Paper copy
    No charge
               (50 pages or less)
      Paper copy
     $.15 per page
               (51 pages or more)
      Color copy
     $.25 per page
      Copy of audio or video material
    Cost of media
      Postage
    Cost of mailing

    Fees must be collected by the District before copies will be made or sent to the requestor. 

Is there a process to appeal the FOIA officer's decisions?

  • In the event that part or all of a request is denied, requestors have the right to have the denial reviewed by the Public Access Counselor's Office of the Illinois Attorney General or by filing suit in circuit court.