FOIA Requests

East Maine School District 63 diligently responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information in accordance with Public Act 096-0542 and Board Policy 2:250.

How requests are handled
Requests are handled according to the timeline set forth by law. The FOIA Officer shall approve all requests for public records unless:  1. the requested material does not exist; 2. the requested material is exempt from inspection and copying by the Freedom of Information Act; or 3. complying with the request would be unduly burdensome. Within 5 business days (national holidays not included) after receipt of a request for access to a public record, the FOIA Officer shall comply with or deny the request, unless the time for response is extended as specified in Section 3 of FOIA. The FOIA Officer may extend the time for a response for up to 5 business days from the original due date. If an extension is needed, the FOIA Officer shall: (1) notify the person making the request of the reason for the delay, and  (2) either inform the person of the date on which a response will be made or agree with the person in writing on a compliance period. When responding to a request for a record containing both exempt and non-exempt material, the FOIA Officer shall redact exempt material from the record before complying with the request. Copies of the first 50 pages (black and white, letter/legal size) of requested information are free; any additional pages cost .15 cents per page for black and white, .15 cents per page for color. If electronic copies are requested, the actual cost of the recording medium may be charged. Individuals making a request are not required to state a reason for the request other than to identify when the request is for a commercial purpose or when requesting a fee waiver.

Public records
The District’s public records are defined as records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, microfilms, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, electronic communications, recorded information and all other documentary materials pertaining to the transaction of public business, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared by or for, or having been or being used by, received by, in the possession of, or under the control of the School District.

Organization overview
East Maine School District 63 is an elementary district which serves approximately 3,650 students who live in portions of Des Plaines, Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, and Park Ridge. The district operates seven schools: six elementary schools (grades PreK-6), and a junior high school (grades 7-8). The area is characterized by its diverse, multicultural population. Sixty-Six (66) languages are spoken within the district; approximately 86% of the students come from homes in which a language other than English is spoken. East Maine School District 63 is committed to 21st century learning, providing teachers with excellent professional development to support their use of technology. Students have abundant opportunities to communicate with the world around them and employ problem solving skills through the use of technology in their classrooms and in computer labs. Literacy instruction is a focus in all of our schools. Teachers use research-based, instructionally sound practices to support the achievement of all students.

Mission Statement

Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers for District 63:

Lynn Glickman, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Please submit FOIA requests in writing by mail, personal delivery, fax, or e-mail to: 

Lynn Glickman - FOIA Officer
East Maine School District 63
Dr. Donald C. Stetina Educational Service Center
10150 Dee Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone:  847-299-1900    
Fax:  847-299-9963

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except for holidays.

Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. Fridays Closed