Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Officer
Dana F. Kinley, Assistant Superintendent 
516 Jordan Street,  Jacksonville, IL  62650
Phone: (217) 243-9411  Fax: (217) 243-6844  Email: dkinley@jsd117.org


Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1.

It is the public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees consistent with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Such access is necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest.  Further information about FOIA may be accessed at http://foia.ilattorneygeneral.net/default.aspx.


Jacksonville School Board Policy - Access to Public Records

Board Policy 2.250 may be accessed online.


Requests for Information Under FOIA

Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act may be submitted to the FOIA Officer, Dana F. Kinley.  Each request must be submitted in writing via mail, fax, email, or in person at the address listed above and include the information contained in the online FOIA Form.  


FY 2018
Log of Requests for Public Information  

Log #

Date Received

Requester

Organization

Requests

Correspondence

Information Provided

18-06

October 2, 2017

Kirk Allen

American Watchdogs Inc.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act of Illinois, I am requesting the following public records as part of an American Watchdogs Inc. research project.

  1. A copy of all debt currently held by the School District in any form to include but not limited to, lines of credit, financial institution, bonds, credit card
  2. A copy of all payment structures for that debt that reflects principal payment, interest payment, and time frame of those obligations.
  3. A copy of all compensation provided to the Superintendent.
  4. A copy of the Superintendents employment contract.
  5. A copy of the minutes and agenda where the Superintendents contract was approved.

I qualify as both media and non-profit under the definitions in Section 2 (c-10) ("Commercial purpose"), Section 2 (f) ("News media"), Section 2 (g) ("Recurrent requester"), and Section 2 (h) ("Voluminous request") of the Freedom of Information Act, for the purposes of being exempt to the provisions of Section 3.1 (Requests for commercial purposes), Section 3.2 (Recurrent requesters), Section 3.6 (Voluminous requests), and Section 6 (Authority to charge fees).

I request expedited processing on the basis of an urgency to inform the citizens and taxpayers of Illinois about their government’s activities. If any element of this request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all withholdings individually by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. Please provide all responsive information to me electronically. 

Email

Yes, via email on 10/10/2017

18-05

September 27, 2017

Kenneth Powell

 

Parent's Foundation for Education

 

An excel spreadsheet containing the following information for every teacher and staff member (employee) currently employed in Jacksonville SD 117. Please organize this information in the following manner:

If you have any questions about any of the data requested above, please feel free to reach out to me atkenneth@parents.foundation, or call(512) 580-7117for more immediate assistance. In particular, it may be easier to send multiple excel spreadsheets containing different data categories.

In addition, please notify me if there are any parts of this request that cannot be fulfilled for any reason.

Email

Yes, via email on 10/3/2017 (5 day extension requested

10/6/2017 Response to Request

 

18-04

August 28, 2017

William Gass

 

Provide electronic communications sent or received during official district meetings for the days of January 1, 2017 to April 2017 by Mike Lonergan, Noel Beard, Steve Cantrell, Debra Maul, Teresa Wilson, and Jan Ryan. This request includes electronic communications, email conversations, (district issued, personal cellphones or electronic devices) during official school board district meetings.

Provide electronic communications sent or received to/from Steve Ptacek to/from CTS Group of St. Louis for the last September 2014. This request includes electronic communications, email conversations, (district issued, personal cellphones or electronic devices) during official school board district meetings.

Provide electronic communications sent or received to/from Steve Ptacek to/from Holland Construction of Swansea for the month of June 2014. This request includes electronic communications, email conversations, (district issued, personal cellphones or electronic devices) during official school board district meetings.

9-11-17 FOIA Request for Review from Attorney General's Office

Email

Yes, via email on 8/31/2017 (5 day extension requested)

9/6/2017
Response to Request

18-03

August 8, 2017

Jenna Reeve

EdgePoint

a copy of the following in electronic format and/or whatever format exists:

1. An accounting of all uncashed checks/warrants (checks that have been issued by your government agency and remain outstanding) for Ninety (90) days or more as of the date of this letter. Please only include items that can still be claimed by the payee and have not been escheated to the state.

Please include the payee name, date, amount and check number.

$1,000.00 or more

If possible, please include the last known address of the payee.

Email

Yes, via email on 8/9/2017

18-02

July 19, 2017

Nick Mettemeyer

IUPAT District Council #58

(1) Copies of minutes from all meetings (including general meetings, committee meetings, executive board meetings, and/or any other) in which Dave Large Professional Painting was discussed between 07/20/2015 through 07/20/2017

(2) Copy of any signed or tentative contract documents between Jacksonville School District 117and/or Dave Large Professional Painting performing painting and drywall finishing work dated between 07/20/2015 through 07/20/2017.

(3) Copy of any and all Certified Payroll documents regarding Dave Large Professional Painting performing painting and/or drywall finishingfor Jacksonville School District 117between 07/20/2015 through 07/20/2017

As a not-for-profit organization serving the public interest, we respectfully request the waiver of any fees for copying the requested records; if there are any fees please bill our office and also provide us with your public body’s statutory complaint schedule of allowed fees and we will remit payment upon receipt of the requested material and billing. Please email to nickm@dc58.org or send the requested documents to our Springfield, IL office at the following address: 3223 Lake Plaza Drive Springfield, IL 62703

Email

Yes, via email on 7/24/2017 and 8/1/2017

 

18-01

6/26/2017

Dee Emmons

IEA/NEA

The following documents for the past five (5) years:

  1. A copy of notification of insurance benefits for any JISPA employees who have resigned before the beginning of the next school year.
  2. A dated resignation letter for any JISPA employees who have resigned before the beginning of the next school year.
  3. All correspondence with the health insurance company, or representative, notifying them of the cancellation of premiums for any JISPA employees who have resigned before the beginning of the next school year.

Email

Yes, via email on 6/28/2017 and 7/5/2017

 


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