FOIA Request

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As part of our commitment to transparency, and pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), anyone may request public records from Sycamore Community School District 427. 

Sycamore Community School District 427 in Sycamore, Illinois, is a public school district serving approximately 3,800 students in the communities of Sycamore and Cortland. The District's mission is to “Empower all Learners to Succeed In Their World."

Requesting Information

Information can be requested by contacting one of our designated FOIA officers.

Mr. Steve Wilder, Superintendent
245 West Exchange Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
815.899.8103
SWilder@syc427.org

Mrs. Nicole Stuckert, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
245 West Exchange Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
815.899.8100
NStuckert@syc427.org

Response Time

The response time to a FOIA request is five business days from the day that the district receives the request, except in the case of a commercial request.  The commercial request response time is 21 business days. However, that time period may be extended for an additional five business days from the date of the original due date if:

  • The requested information is stored at a different location;

  • The request requires the collection of a substantial number of documents;
  • The request requires an extensive search;
  • The requested records have not been located and require additional effort to find;
  • The requested records need to be reviewed by staff who can determine whether they are exempt from FOIA;
  • The requested records cannot be produced without unduly burdening the district or interfering with its operations; or
  • The request requires the district to consult with another public body that has substantial interest in the subject matter of the request.

If additional time is needed, the district will notify the requester in writing within 5 business days after the receipt of the request of the statutory reasons for the extension and when the requested information will be produced.

Fees to be Charged for Requested Information

  • First 50 black and white copies – free
  • Copies in excess of 50 black and white will be $.15 per copy
  • Color copies – Figured at the district cost
  • Cost for certifying a record is $1.00

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Employees

Sycamore Community School District 427 employs approximately 574 people.

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