• 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, Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 is subject to the Illinois FOIA.


    How to File a FOIA request

    1.  Complete a FOIA request form (accessed from the link on the right side of this page).

    2.  For all records,  please furnish the following information: 
              - Requesters Name
              - Name of Organization (if applicable)
              - Email/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:
                   Crystal Lake Elementary District 47, 300 Commerce Dr., Crystal Lake, IL  60014
              - Fax to FOIA Officer at 815.479.8566  

              - Scan and email to FOIA@d47.org
    4.     If you should have questions in the process please contact District 47’s FOIA Officer

              - Clare Bourne at 815.788.5000 and/or CFBourne@d47.org