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Freedom of Information Act

Requests made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to review or obtain copies of public records held by Franklin Park School District 84 are to be submitted in writing to:
Dr. David H. Katzin, Chief FOIA Officer 
Franklin Park School District 84
2915 Maple Street, Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone Number: 847/455-4230, ext. 3981
FAX Number: 847/455-9094

The Deputy FOIA Officer is Mrs. Kristy Casaccio. Her office is located at the same address, phone number and fax number listed above for the Chief FOIA Officer. Mrs. Casaccio’s email address is: [email protected]. The Deputy FOIA Officer will respond in the event the Chief FOIA Officer is unavailable.

Categories of the District’s Public Records

 The following list identifies the types of public records maintained and available for public inspection:

  • Administrative materials and procedural rules; 
    Board of Education policies and final documents explaining or interpreting such policies;
  • Final reports and studies prepared by or for the District;
  • Information concerning the expenditure of public funds, unless otherwise exempt from disclosure under FOIA;
  • Names, salaries, titles, and dates of employment for all District employees and officers;
  • Minutes of Board of Education meetings open to the public;
  • Information concerning grants or contracts made by the District, unless otherwise exempt from disclosure under FOIA;
  • All other information required by law to be made available for public inspection and copying.
List of Documents or Categories of Records that the District Shall Immediately Disclose Upon Request:
  • Board of Education policies
  • Minutes of Board of Education meetings open to the public;
  • Collective bargaining agreements;
  • Administrators’ Compensation Report;
  • Current School District Budget Report;
  • List of Contracts in Excess of $25,000.

Fee Schedule for FOIA Requests
Unless a fee is otherwise fixed by another statute, or unless the District grants a request for a fee waiver/reduction in the public interest, as defined in FOIA, the charges associated with copies in response to FOIA requests shall be as set forth below:
  • No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies requested.
  • Thereafter, a fee of $0.15 per page will be charged for each additional black and white, letter or legal sized copy.
  • For all other copies, including color copies, the District shall charge no more than the actual cost for reproducing the records.
  • The District may charge the requester for the actual cost of purchasing a recording medium, whether disc, diskette, tape, or other medium.
  • The cost for certifying a public record shall be $1.00
  • For commercial requests, the District will charge $10.00 per hour for every hour over eight hours spent by personnel in searching for and retrieving a requested record.
  • For commercial requests, the District will charge the actual cost of retrieving and transporting public records from an off-site storage facility when the public records are maintained by a third-party storage company under contract with the School District.
  • For commercial requests that are charged for personnel time or the cost of retrieval from a third-party storage company, the District will provide the requester with an accounting of all fees, costs, and personnel hours in connection with the request for public records.
  • Public records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge if the individual requesting the public records states specifically the purpose for the request and the reasons that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee may be determined to be in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. In determining the amount of waiver or reduction, the District may take into consideration the amount of materials requested and the cost of copying them.

Information Directory: Franklin Park School District 84

Elementary School District 84 is a school district located in Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois. The district is organized under the laws of the state of Illinois as a common school district for the purpose of providing its residents with schools for kindergarten through grade eight for the education of all eligible persons in the district.

The district maintains its administrative office at 2915 Maple Street in Franklin Park and operates the following schools (all located in Franklin Park):
  • North Elementary School for grades PreK-5, located at 9500 Gage Street
  • Lawrence W. Passow Elementary School for grades PreK-5, located at 2838 Calwagner Street
  • Dan H. Pietrini Elementary School for grades PreK-5, located at 9750 Fullerton Avenue
  • Vance C. Hester Junior High School for grades 6-8, located at 2836 Gustav Street
The district is governed by a seven-member board of education. The Board's office is located at 2915 Maple Street in Franklin Park. Present members of the Board of Education are:

Daniel LoCascio , President
Lori Thomas, Vice-President
Stephen Dawson, Secretary
Michael Special
Antoinette Cronin
James Wade
Jennifer Costa
The Board of Education meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the District 84 administrative office. The Board welcomes attendance at its meetings by interested parents/guardians, community members and staff members.
The Board of Education maintains no standing committees. The approximate amount of the operating budget of the district is $20,000,000. The district employs approximately 170 full and part-time employees.

The Organizational Structure of Franklin Park School District 84

Additional information about Franklin Park School District 84 is available online at: www.d84.org