The following are instructions on how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with East Peoria Elementary District #86
1. Please make your request for records in writing. East Peoria District #86 does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose. You may submit your written request by mail, fax or e-mail. We do offer a form, both in Microsoft Word and PDF format, if you would like to would like its guidance for submittal.
Please direct your request to:
FOIA Officers – Tony Ingold, Jason Warner or Susan Bodtke
601 Taylor St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
2. Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, the Freedom of Information act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions. To the extent that you wish to ask questions of a representative of the office, you may call our main office at (309) 427-5100 to be directed to the proper person.
3. Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records, or whether you wish to examine the records in person. You have right to either option.
4. There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a .15-cent–per-page charge.
5. You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, please include the following statement (or a similar statement) in your written FOIA request: "I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request." In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest-not simply your personal interest-and merits for a fee waiver.
6. Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.
Note: See our District Information page for where to direct a request for public records and our Student Records - Policy Manual Information.