What is FOIA?

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.

How can I submit a FOIA request?

Requests must be submitted in writing. Please click here to use the provided form.

This form may be:

Charleston CUSD#1's FOIA Officers are:
  • Mr. Todd Vilardo, Superintendent of Schools
  • Mr. Chad Burgett, Assistant Superintendent of Schools