2020 FOIA Requests

FY 2020

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Log #

Date Received

Requester

Organization

Requests

Correspondence

Information Provided

20-01

November 1, 2019

Dee Emmons

IEA/NEA

1. List of Parent Educators who substituted in the District in any and all job categories for the school year 2018-19   2. Pay stubs and/or documentation of hours worked and wages paid per hour for all pay periods for any and all Parent Educators who substituted in the District in any and all job categories for the school year 2018-19
3. List of Parent Educators from 2013-14 to present date with hire date, starting rate of pay, rat of pay for each year employed; and, for those who are no longer employed in the District, the date each employee left the district.

Email

Via Email on 11/14/2019

 20-02

December 12, 2019

Patrick Hughes

Parent

First, I am requesting records showing the number of tickets and/or citations JHS and/or its resource officer, Officer Wright, have issued in the past three years for truancy.  In addition to the number of citations, I am requesting the amount of time absent in each case preceding the issuance of the citation for truancy.  As to abide by FERPA regulations, I am not requesting private demographic or directory data.  Second, for specific communications including all of the emails between October 14, 2019 and november 11, 2019 containing the name(s): Grant, Hughes, and Grant Hughes.  The sender(s) and recipient(s), may include, but are not limited to: Amy Varns, Craig Wright, Joey Dion, and/or Andrea Lee.  Third, an audit report taken from Skyward showing when and by whom Grant Hughes's attendance records were updated during the Fall 2019 semester.

 Email

Via Email on 12/19/19

 20-03

 January 3, 2020

Colby Huff

Parent

1.  From South Elementary School in South Jacksonville, Illinois, I am requesting the following:

a.    The total number of points deducted from all students in Kindergarten teacher Michelle Graham's classroom in the "Class Dojo" behavior tracking application for the months of November and December 2019. I am not requesting names attached to the responsive information, just the total number of points deducted from the class, as a whole.

b.    The total number of points given to all students in Kindergarten teacher Michelle Graham's classroom in the "Class Dojo" behavior tracking application for the months of November and December 2019. I am not requesting names attached to the responsive information, just the total number of points deducted from the class, as a whole.

c.    The total number of "color days" for all students in Kindergarten teacher Michelle Graham's classroom in the "Class Dojo" behavior tracking application for the months of November and December 2019. I am not requesting names attached to the responsive information, just the breakdown of each "color" on the behavior chart.

d.    Any in-building correspondence, internal or external email or text message communication from Kindergarten teacher Michelle Graham to any member of District 117 administration (including South Elementary School Principal Tim Chipman, District Superintendent Steve Ptacek, and any member of the district's Special Education, Paraprofessional, or support staff) regarding my child, Johnathan Huff, between August 11, 2019 and the date upon which this request is processed by District 117. Responsive documentation should include any communication that may not specifically mention my child by name, but may be in regard to any contact made by his mother, Christine Huff, or myself, Colby Huff, with any of the above-named personnel.

e.    Any communication with South Jacksonville Elementary School Principal Tim Chipman and other parents of students at SJES regarding parental concerns with the "Class Dojo" behavior tracking application or the "color chart" system, in general, for the entirety of the 2019-2020 school year up to the date upon which this request is processed by District 117. Responsive documentation should not include any identifying information as to the parent or guardian making contact with Tim Chipman nor the student in question. This request is specifically in regard to parental feedback about the use of the application and/or the "color chart" system at SJES.

f.     Any documentation showing requests made by any South Jacksonville Elementary School parent or guardian for their child to be moved to a different classroom within their grade level and the school district's final response to such requests for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 school years.

2.   From Jacksonville Public School District # 117, as a whole, I am requesting the following:

a.    Any communication that would be responsive to item (lf) above, as applied to all schools within the District, other than Jacksonville Middle School and Jacksonville High School.

If possible, it would be extremely helpful and appreciated if the documentation requested in items (la), (lb), and (le) could be produced by the end of the school day on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, as I intend to speak before the District 117 Board of Education at its scheduled meeting that evening. I do recognize, however, that this is neither a requirement of the District under the Freedom of Information Act nor is it guaranteed to be possible, given the turnaround time requested.

Email

Via Email on 1/20/20

20-04

February 5, 2020

 Nathan Mihelich

Illinois Retired Teachers Association

Please provide the name and email address of any certified staff (teachers, administrators, nurses, counselors, etc.) who are retiring this year.
Please provide the requested records electronically. Please email to freedom@irtaonline.org.
If your district has NO RETIREES this year, simply reply to this email with the word NONE and the name and number of your district and I will consider the request fulfilled. This is a request by the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, a 501c4 not-for-profit Illinois organization.

 Letter



Yes, via email 02/10/2020
20-05  February 18, 2020  Ms. DeLoe (Postal Source) Postal Source Lease agreements on all mailing equipment.  FOIA-Written Request for District Records Yes, via email 02/20/2020
20-06 February 18, 2020 Tom Olson

ADAC, Inc.   1. How many public-school students have IEPs?
2. How many charter school students have IEPs?
3. How many homeschooled students have IEPs?
4. How many parentally-placed private school students have been identified through child-find to need special education and/or
related services?
5. Is your district's child-find referral process in writing? How/where might I access that information?
6. It is my understanding that your district’s total IDEA allocation in FY 2020 is $985,242.00. According to your information, is that
the correct allocation amount?
Email Yes, vua email 02/21/2020
20-07 February 27, 2020 Vince Espinoza
FOIA Desk
2118 Plum Grove Road #190, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
To whom it may concern: Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting electronic records (preferably non-PDF such as CSV, Excel) of the following: copies of high school grading scales (i.e A=90%-100%) for all in district high schools The purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information as a matter of public interest and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. I qualify as media under the definition 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). Therefore, I request you furnish any responsive documents and items without charge. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance. Please let me know if you have questions.
Email Yes, via email 03/04/2020
 20-08 July 28, 2020 STEVEN DUPLAIN STEVEN T. DUPLAIN 400 Corporate Pointe Suite 300 Culver City, CA 90292   This is an official request, under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), for the names, corresponding job titles, email addresses and the most current and readily available salary information of all teachers and administrators employed at Jacksonville Sd 117 as of the date of this request.  Email Via Email 08/05/2020

 20-09 Sept. 1, 2020 Gonzalo Reyes Gonzalo Reyes  I am requesting through the Freedom of Information Act a copy of each page of the document that was filed to change the manner of election of the Board of Education. Email Via Email 09/09/2020
 20-10  Oct. 2, 2020 Robert Degre ADAC  In accord with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting the following data
from the past five school-years (school-year 2015-2016 through school year 2019-
2020):
1. How many public school students have IEPs?
2. How many charter school students have IEPs?
3. How many homeschooled students have IEP/ISPs?
4. How many parentally-placed private school students have been referred for testing
under the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA)
child find procedures?
5. How many parentally-placed private school students have been identified through
child-find to need special education and/or related services?
6. How many parentally-placed private school students have an IEP/ISP?
7. Is your district's child-find referral process in writing? If it is, then how/where might I
access that information?
8. What is your district’s total IDEA Part B allocation?
9. What is your district’s total IDEA (Section 619) allocation?
10. How many parentally-placed private school students have received IDEA-funded
services?
11. Which IDEA-funded services have been provided to parentally-placed private school
students?
12. If IDEA-funded services have been provided to parentally-placed private school
students, then what has been/is the location of those services?
Email Via Email 10/15/2020
 20-11 12/18/2020 Kaza Rhan LocalLabs I am writing to you on behalf of LocalLabs which is the publisher of Prairie State Wire, an online publication that reports on and informs the public about local government activies.  We are requesting data on your elected boards and officials.

Additionally, we are requesting electronic (preferably non-PDF such as CSV, Excel, Txt) date with the following data points:

1) Name
2) Term start date
3) Term end date
4) Salary
5) Email Address

The purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information as a matter of public interest and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. I qualify as media under the definition 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). Therefore, I request you furnish any responsive documents and items without charge. 

Email Via Email 12/18/2020
 20-12 02/10/2021  Nathan Mihelich Illinois Retired Teachers Association   Dear District Official, or FOIA Officer:

This is a request under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Today's date is February 2, 2021
RECORDS REQUESTED: Please provide the name and email address of any certified staff (teachers, administrators, nurses, counselors, etc.) who are retiring this year.

Please provide the requested records electronically. Please email to freedom@irtaonline.org

If your district has NO RETIREES this year, simply reply to this email with the word NONE and please include the name and number of your district and I will consider the request fulfilled.

This is a request by the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, a 501c4 not-for-profit Illinois organization. 
 Email  Via Email 02/08/2021
 20-13  February 25, 2021 Ms. Smith and Mr. Richards  Chicago Tribune
and ProPublica
 In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica request that you provide the following records:

· Records that show all incidents that included referral to law enforcement, including school-based resource officers, and the underlying offense during the 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 school years that did not result in arrest.

· Records that show all arrests of students made inside the school district and the underlying offense during the 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 school years.

· Records that show the gender and race of students referred to law enforcement, arrested and/or issued a citation or ticket in the 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 school years.

· Records that show all incidents in which students were issued a citation or ticket for an ordinance violation during the 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 school years.

The records could include, but not be limited to, disciplinary logs or reports, incident logs or reports, behavior resolution reports, and data that reflects the referrals, arrests and citations during the above years.

We believe all the records are public. These records are being sought as part of research by the news media intended to enlighten the public. If your agency believes any parts of any records are exempt from disclosure, please provide me an explanation to justify the redaction or withholding, and then provide the rest of the records.

Please note that statute does not allow your agency to withhold documents in their entirety if only parts of the records may be exempt. Please provide the information within five days, as required by law.

 Email  Via Email March 4, 2021
 20-14  April 22, 2021 Mr. Joe Sutton Mr. Joe Sutton Dear Public Records Officer:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request that a digital copy (PDF) of the following documents be provided to me:

The district’s current website and/or content management system (CMS) provider contract.

The district’s current alerts and/or emergency notification provider contract.

The district’s current mobile app provider contract.

The district’s current learning management system (LMS) provider contract.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Sincerely,  Joe Sutton 
 Email  Via Email 
April 29, 2021
 20-15 May 19, 2021 Mr. Bruce Milner Village of Woodson Consolidation agreement between District 117 and Murrayville/Woodson Email Via Fax May 27, 2021

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