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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, Winthrop Harbor School District 1 is subject to the Illinois FOIA.
How to file a FOIA request:

1.  For all records, please furnish the following information: 
          - Requester's Name
          - Name of Organization (if applicable)
          - Email or 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.

2.     File your FOIA request in any of the following ways: 
             - Mail or deliver to: Winthrop Harbor School District 1, 500 North Ave, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096
             - Email [email protected]

3. Questions about FOIAs can be directed to WHSD1 FOIA officer Jeffrey McCartney at 847-731-3085