Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Purpose of District

Sycamore Community School District #427 in Sycamore, Illinois, is a public school district serving approximately 3800 students in the communities of Sycamore and Cortland. It is the mission of District 427 to “Empower our Learners to Succeed In Their World”.

Requesting Information

Information can be requested by contacting one of the designated FOIA officers as follows :

Mrs. Kathy Countryman, Superintendent
245 West Exchange Street
Sycamore, IL 60178


Mrs. Nicole Stuckert, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
245 West Exchange Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

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

School District Facilities

District #427 Administration Office
245 W. Exchange Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8100

Sycamore High School
427 Spartan Trail
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8160

Sycamore Middle School
150 Maplewood Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8170

North Elementary School
1680 Brickville Road
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8209

North Grove Elementary School
850 Republic Avenue
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899 -8124

South Prairie Elementary School
820 Borden Ave.
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8299

Southeast Elementary School
718 S. Locust Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8219

West Elementary School
240 S. Fair Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8199

Approximate Number of Full and Part‐Time Employees

Sycamore School District #427 employs approximately 574 people.

Sycamore School District #427 Board of Education

Mr. Jim Dombek, President
(815) 895-7910

Mr. Steve Nelson, Vice President

Mrs. Kris Wren, Secretary
(815) 895-4880

Ms. Julenne Davey
(815) 895-9285

Mr. Eric Jones
(815) 797-9662

Mr. Jeff Jacobson
(815) 895-5331

Mr. James Chyllo
(815) 762-2591