Freedom of Information

FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request. Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140, Section 2(c), a public record is any records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, recorded information and all other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared, or having been or being used, received, possessed or under the control of any public body. Records that are not subject to release via the FOIA process include confidential and trade secret information.

 

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Retirees

January 18, 2024

Nathan Mihelich's request for certified staff retiring this year. Darren Hurst and Peter Marting are our two retirees this year. Their contact information is available in our staff directory.

Cost to Produce: $40

January 10, 2024

Elaine Hopkins request for the draft of Board Policy 2:230.

Cost to Produce: $40

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December 22, 2023

Jami Sheridan's request for emails from Dr. Smock and Aaron Rowe from February 12, 2023 - April 30, 2023, containing "Sara Gray".

Cost to Produce: $160

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December 4, 2023

Sheri Reid's request for purchasing information from 9/06/2023 to the present.

Cost to Produce: $20

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Reading Curriculum Materials

November 21, 2023

Katherine Casey's request for curriculum and the date purchased. Fountas and Pinnell Resources are used in K-6th grades. The first of the purchases was in 2016. There are no plans for additional resources as of today.

Cost to Produce: $20

November 2, 2023

Heather McMeekan's request for:

All emails, texts, memos, and announcements in the School Board member’s accounts, Superintendent Smock’s, Assistant Superintendent Teater, and Principal Saunders’ digital/electronic communication devices with any of the following keywords/phrases for the period of August 15, 2023, to Sept 1, 2023, EXCLUDING SPAM: Gay, McMeekan, LGBTQ, “Moms for Prayer”, “Colorful Flag”, “Ten Commandments”, “IL Eagle”, “Moms for Liberty”, “Groth”, and “Woodmancy”.

Cost to Produce: $200

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October 23, 2023

Tara Valentino's request for:

All emails sent FROM the emails of Ward-Grundy Principal Saunders, Superintendent Smock, and Board Member Diane Krall for the time period January 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023 containing any of the following key words/phrases: “LGBT”, “LGBTQ”, “Gay”, “Moms for Prayer”, “Moms for Liberty”, “Bible”, “Pride Flag”, “Christ”, “sin”, “sinner”

Cost to Produce: $240

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October 19, 2023

Heather McMeekan's request for:

"All emails, texts, memos, announcements in the School Board member’s accounts, Superintendent Smock’s and Principal Saunders’ emails with any of the following keywords/phrases for the period of Sept 1, 2023 - Present: Gay, McMeekan, LGBTQ, “Moms for Prayer”, “Colorful Flag”, “Ten Commandments”, “IL Eagle”, “Moms for Liberty”'

Cost to Produce: $400

October 18, 2023

Jami DeChaney Sheridan's request for:

"All texts, memos, announcements, and emails in the School Board Members accounts, Principal Michael Saunders's accounts and Dr. Craig Smock's accounts with the following keyword/phrase from August 1, 2023 to present: "Moms In Prayer" "

Cost to Produce: $320

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October 4, 2023

Ms. Sheridan's request for MHS end-of-year surveys.

Cost to Produce: $20

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September 6, 2023

Sheri Reid's request for purchasing information from 6/02/2023 to the present.

Cost to Produce: $20

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August 12, 2023

Heather McMeekan's request for all emails to/from Mr. Saunders in March 2023 containing the terms "Black Lives Matter", "CRT", "LGBTQ", "gay", and "colorful flag".

Cost to Produce: $400

June 5, 2023

Sheri Reid's request for purchasing information from 2/027/2023 to the present.

Cost to Produce: $20

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March 7, 2023

Sheri Reid's request for purchasing information from 12/02/2022 to the present.

Cost to Produce: $20

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January 30, 2023

Nathan Mihelich's request for the names of certified staff members retiring.

December 8, 2022

Sheri Reid's request for purchasing information from 8/26/2022 to the present.

Cost to Produce: $20

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September 12, 2022

Sheri Reid's request for vendor records from 7/25/2022 to current.

September 12, 2022

Paul Eichhorn's request for bid documents, contracts, invoices, receipts, and payroll for maintenance performed by Johnson Mechanical.

July 11, 2022

Nathan Mihelich's request for any teacher who has announced their retirement.

June 10, 2022

Zoe Yalcin's request for purchasing records from 3/11/2022 to the present.

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May 11, 2022

Shawn Durbin's multiple requests between May 4, 2022, and May 9, 2022, regarding surety bonds, Title IX emails, lacrosse coop emails, and IHSA response.

May 6, 2022

Mr. Shaun Durbin's request for messages between the administrators and the school board.

March 14, 2022

Zoe Yalcin's request for purchasing records from 1/10/2022 to present.

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February 18, 2022

Adam Estep's request for information related to the district's surety bond.

Cost to Process $80

January 24, 2022

Nathan Mihelich's request for the district's certified staff that are retiring this year.

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October 22, 2021

Vince Espi's requests for documents related to Panorama.

September 30, 2021

Vince Espi's requests for all positive test results and close contacts for staff and students reported to the local health department.

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September 13, 2021

Zoe Yalcin's request for purchasing records from 6/04/2021 to present.

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August 4, 2021

Steve Stein's request for emails between Gigi MacIntosh and Dr. Jeff Hill.

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June 15, 2021

Zoe Yalcin's request for purchasing records from 2/26/2021 to present.

March 11, 2021

Zoe Yalcin's request for purchasing records from 12/19/2020 to present.

February 2, 2021

Nathan Mihelich's request for our retiring staff and emails.

December 10, 2020

Tyler Lopez's request for emails related to an employee.

December 10, 2020

Ken Deloian's request for purchases from 6/27/2019 to the present.

October 9,2020

Mr. Degre's request for:

May 6, 2020

Ms. Hansen's request for information related to our Special Education program.

February 28, 2020

Paul Eichhorn's request for sheet metal contractors for the last three years.

February 7, 2020

Nathan Mihelich's request for the 2020 retirees.

Cost to Produce: $40

December 19, 2019
August 28, 2019

Bethany Simpson's request for PO's.

Cost to process: $60

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March 11, 2019

Bethany Simpson's request for PO's April 2018 - July 2018.



Cost to Process:  $60

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March 11, 2019

Chris Lanphear's request for a list of vendors that have been awarded through the bid/RFP process.

List

Cost to Process: $40

January 28, 2019

Nathan Mihelich's request for the 2019 retiree's name and email address.

Retirees​​​​​​​

Cost to Process:  $40

December 21, 2018

Jodi Cohen's request for records related to "isolated time out" and "restraints".

October 25, 2018

William Cadigan's request for contracts for athletic training and/or therapy services.

September 28, 2018

Miles Essner's request for information on our athletic programs.

September 12, 2018

Josh Fine's request for information on our 11-man high school football program.

August 31, 2018

Bethany Simpson's request for PO's April 2018 - July 2018.



Cost to Process:  $60

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August 3, 2018

Bethany Simpson's request for purchasing records from December 2017 to present.

Cost to process: $60

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April 12, 2018

Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley's request for information regarding our school resource officer.


Cost to process: $40

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March 26, 2018

Nathan Mihelich's request for the teacher and administrator retirees.


Cost to Produce: $40

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March 21, 2018

David King's request for the six comparison school districts involved with the Morton Moving Forward presentations.


Cost to Produce: $40

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February 20, 2018

Stephen Chichelli"s, from SmartProcure, request for purchasing records from January 1, 2013 to present.


Cost to Produce: $80

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January 9, 2018

Rosa Garza's, Parent's Foundation for Education, requests for employee information. Specifically requested was: Campus (or office building name, for staff), First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Position, Grade Level(for teachers), Subject Area taught (for teachers), Certified in Area of Instruction (for teachers), Home Address, School Email, Personal Email, Personal Phone Number, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Hire Date, Years of Experience, Current Salary, Response


Cost to process: $40

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October 12, 2017

Kirk Allen's request.

Cost to process: $80

September 27, 2017

Alejandro Garcia's, Parent's Foundation for Education, requests for employee information. Specifically requested was: Campus (or office building name, for staff), First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Position, Grade Level(for teachers), Subject Area taught (for teachers), Certified in Area of Instruction (for teachers), Home Address, School Email, Personal Email, Personal Phone Number, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Hire Date, Years of Experience, Current Salary


Cost to process: $40

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East Peoria Insulation Inc.

July 31, 2017

Johnson & Kroll, LLC's request for any certified payroll records submitted by East Peoria Insulation Inc. A response was sent indicating that we have received no records from them.


Cost to process: $40

May 24, 2017

North American Procurement Council's request for the list of plan-holders fro the video server replacement with a bid date of 05/30/2017.


Cost to Process: $40

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May 9, 2017

James Bachman's request for names and district email address for all retiring Illinois educators and a complete list of email address for all employees. The email addresses are available on the district website and the retirees are listed in this document.

Cost to Process: $40

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April 21, 2017

Mark McArthy's request for all invoices paid to Stephens Electric between 2014 to present.

Cost to Process: $80

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February 2, 2017

Kimberly Budnick's request for the email that was sent to District 709, from an entity posing as Dr. Lindsey Hall, requesting the W-2 information for 2016.

Cost to Process: $40

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January 27, 2017

Lindsey "Otte" Banchak's request for our current athletic trainer contract.

Cost to Process: $40

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January 23, 2017

Bill Welk's request for information regarding the purchase of parking lot.

Cost to process: $40

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