Freedom of Information
    What is the Freedom of Information Act?
    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records (5 ILCS 140/6).
    FOIA Revised
    On August 17, 2009 Governor Quinn signed Public Act 96-0542 into law, making changes to public access laws, including FOIA.  The effective date of this law is January 1, 2010.
    FOIA Requests & Responses
    Requests for information may be must be in writing and may be made by mail, personal delivery, fax, or email and should be directed to the District 228 Freedom of Information Officers Bill Kendall and Tiffany Taylor, 15233 S. Pulaski Rd., Midlothian, IL 60445 or bkendall@bhsd228.com and ttaylor@bhsd228.com.  Once a FOIA request is received, the public body is allowed 5 business days (21 days for commercial requests) to provide a response to the request.  In some cases, an extension of time will be allowed.
    If a request is denied, a Public Access Counselor with the office of the Attorney General may be requested to review the request. 
    Information may be reviewed or a request for copies may be made.  If copies are requested, the first 50 pages of black and white copies which are letter-sized or legal sized are free of charge.  The charge for color copies or copies of documents which are not letter-sized or legal sized shall be based upon the actual cost of reproduction.
    District 228 Public Records Immediately Available
    Below is information immediately available upon request.
    Board Governance
    Committee information
    Meeting calendar
    Meeting agendas & minutes
    Administrative compensation report
    BEST employment contract
    JFA employment contract
    Fiscal & Business Management
    Annual statement of affairs
    Over $25,000 contracts
    Teaching & Learning
    Curriculum handbook
    Curriculum maps
    School calendar
    School report cards