FOIA Information

Freedom of Information Act In compliance with State Law (5 ILCS 140/4), each school district is required to post specific information regarding the school district as part of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requirements on its website. If the information you are seeking is not found on the district website (, you may request inspection and/or copies of existing documents using the Request for Examination and/or Copies of Public Records Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act form (this form is provided for your convenience to help expedite the search process—its use it not required, however, all requests must be made in writing).

The form is available at Lincoln Elementary School District 27, 304 Eighth Street, Lincoln, IL 62656, or it can be found at this link or downloaded from the website,

Requests should be submitted to Superintendent Kent Froebe, LESD 27 FOIA Officer. Requests may be emailed to: [email protected]. When a written request for information is received, the district must comply within five working days. Under certain circumstances the response time may be extended for up to five additional working days. If this happens, you will be notified by letter at the end of the first five days specifying the reason for the delay.

The fundamental right guaranteed by the Act is the right of inspection. While you may obtain copies of records requests, you are not required to purchase copies of records in order to gain access to them. When copies are requested, a public body may charge fees reasonably calculated to reimburse it for the actual cost of reproducing and certifying public records. Questions concerning requests may be directed to Superintendent Kent Froebe at [email protected]

Additional information about FOIA requests can be found on this Illinois FOIA Guide.