FOIA Requests
Request for Records:
FOIA Request.pdf

Freedom of Information Acts Requests

The District's "public records" are those records and documents, regardless of physical or electronic form, pertaining to the transaction of public business and as further defined by law, including the Illinois Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), and the District's FOIA Administrative Procedures.  The District maintains and makes available for inspection a reasonably current list of the types and categories of records under its control, as well as those documents that are immediately available upon request.

Freedom of Information Act Contact Information

Requests to inspect or secure copies of public records shall be submitted to the District's designated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers:

Dr. Jean Sophie, Superintendent of Schools
Lake Bluff School District 65
900 North Shore Drive, Suite 220
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
847-234-9400,  ext. 1609
847-234-9403 (Fax)


Jay Kahn, CSBO
Director of Finance & Operations
847-234-9400, Ext 1606
847-234-9403 (Fax)

All Freedom of Information Act Requests must be submitted in writing via U.S. mail, fax, email, or in person at the address listed above to a Freedom of Information Act Officer.  To simplify the process, requests may be submitted using the District 65 Request for Records under FOIA form.  If the requestor would prefer to hand deliver the request, please refer to the District home page for office hours.  The office is closed for business on Saturdays, Sundays and designated school, state or federal holidays.

While the following information is not required, its inclusion will help in processing the request for public records:
  • The requestor's full name, address, and telephone number
  • A description of the records sought, being as specific as possible
  • Whether the request is for inspection of records, copies of records, or both.
All requests will be date stamped upon receipt by a District designated FOIA officer.

Fee Schedule for FOIA Requests

No fees will be charged for the first actual 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies.  Beyond 50 pages, the charge will be 15 cents per page.  Actual cost will be charged for copies on paper sizes other than letter or legal size, color copies, disks, tapes or diskettes.  There will be a $1.00 fee for certifying documents.  If the requestor is unwilling or unable to pick up the copies of the requested records at the District Office, the requestor shall incur the costs of mailing or shipping the requested materials.

List of Documents or Categories of Records that the
District May Immediately Disclose Upon Request

  • Board of Education Policies
  • Board of Education Annual Meeting Schedule and Notices
  • Board of Education Meeting Agendas and Minutes Open to the Public
  • Budget
  • Illinois School Report Cards
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Administrator Salary Compensation Report
  • Listing of Contracts over $25,000 for the Previous Fiscal Year