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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

Description of Procedures for Submitting FOIA Requests:

Sterling Public Schools requires that all FOIA requests for public records must be in writing via postal mail or email. In your written request we ask that you state that the request is being made under FOIA and clearly specify what records you are requesting. If the request is being made for commercial purposes, then the act states that you must disclose this to Sterling Public Schools.

FOIA requests should be sent to:Timothy Schwingle
FOIA Officer
Sterling Public Schools
410 East LeFevre
Sterling, IL 61081tschwingle@sps5.orgFees: No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies requested. After the first 50 pages, the fee for black and white, letter or legal sized copies shall be $.15 per page. Actual cost will be charged for other documents not of standard size and for the recording medium (e.g. compact disk, tape, DVD).

Types of Records That Will be Made Available Immediately Upon Request:
Board meeting schedules
Board minutes and resolutions
Board policies
Annual budgets
Tax Levies
Audit reports
Administrative compensation

Further information regarding the Illinois Freedom of Information Act provisions may be found at http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov