Request Documents (FOIA)

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.

The following are links to many documents available on the District website which you may download at this time (no FOIA request required):

How can I submit FOIA request?

District 99 has no specific FOIA request form. 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. 

See information on the right for specific instructions.

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 non-commercial request. A five-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester.  Agencies have up to twenty-one days to contact individuals making requests for commercial purposes and are allowed additional time, as necessary, to provide requested documents.

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 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: "Community High School District 99"

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.

Submit a FOIA request

Requests must be submitted in writing and can be either:

Mailed or Dropped Off:

Freedom of Information Officer - Jill Browning
Community High School District 99
6301 Springside Avenue
Downers Grove, IL  60516-2488
ATTN: FOIA Request


If you send District 99 a FOIA request via email, you should receive an automated reply confirming that it was electronically received by our system.

If you do not receive an automated reply, your request was not received by our server and you are encouraged to contact the District administrative office by phone at (630) 795-7100. Please ask to speak with Juli Gniadek at 630-795-7102.

Email a FOIA request here

Note:  Depending on what email program you use, the above link may not automatically launch your email window.  In that case, you may manually send an email to the following address: