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Dr. Mary Ticknor

Each year, I can’t wait for spring to arrive because schools buzz with activity as the year draws to a close. Within just a week’s time recently, Lemont High School featured its spring musical – “Guys and Dolls” – for three nights, honored the Class of 2014’s top performers at its annual Senior Honors Night, and armed nearly 340 graduates with diplomas as they prepare to tackle their futures. Read More
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Mandatory Documents and Notifications

The Illinois General Assembly mandates that all Illinois public school districts that maintain Web sites post designated documents and notices for the public to access easily. This page includes a number of mandatory documents and notifications for Lemont High School District 210. Many of these items may be found elsewhere on District 210 Web site, but this page is intended to serve as a "one stop shop" for this required information.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et. seq.), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.

Below, please find links to documents and other information that are available for download on the District 210 Web site. No FOIA requests are required for this information.

District Calendar Illinois State Report Cards
Board of Education Agendas and Minutes List of Vendors and Contracts Above $25,000
Annual Budget Association of Lemont Teachers Contract
TRS Compensation Report Local No. 7 National Conference of Firemen and Oilers Contract
IMRF Compensation Report "No Child Left Behind" Notifications
Public Hearing Notices  

Lemont High School District 210's Freedom of Information Act officers include:

Dr. Mary Ticknor, Superintendent
Mary Jo Pascente, Superintendent's Secretary
Tony Hamilton, Director of School & Community Relations

How can I submit a FOIA request?
Lemont High School District 210 does not require requesters to complete a form when making a request under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Requests should declare that the information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Individuals making FOIA requests should include a specific description of the public records that are being requested. While the Freedom of Information Act does not require public bodies to answer questions, it is designed to allow members of the public to inspect or receive copies of records.

Responses may be provided via e-mail, but requesters are required to provide their name, mailing address, preferred telephone number and, if they wish, e-mail address. No anonymous requests will be granted. Requests must be submitted in writing and may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed. Requesters should indicate whether they would like copies of the requested records or wish to examine the requested records in person.

Mailed Requests
Freedom of Information Act requests should be mailed to:

(Freedom of Information Officer - listed above)
c/o Lemont High School District 210
800 Porter Street
Lemont, IL 60439
Attn: FOIA Request

E-mailed Requests
Freedom of Information Act requests may be e-mailed to one of the school's Freedom of Information Act officers (listed above) by clicking on the individual's name. Requesters are asked to include "FOIA Request" in the subject line of the e-mail.

Please note: In an effort to prevent spam e-mail from entering its system, Lemont High School has instituted an extra step to verify the e-mail addresses that are used to contact our staff members through the Web site. An e-mail address only will need to be verified once. An individual who uses an e-mail address that has not been verified will receive an automatically generated message to that account shortly after submitting his/her e-mail message through the Lemont High School Web site. That individual can confirm his/her e-mail address by clicking the link contained in the e-mail message. This message should be located in the user's Inbox, but may also be diverted to a Junk or Spam folder, depending on the settings of the e-mail account. Please note that a message submitted through the 'Contact' function on the Web site will not be sent to the intended recipient until the e-mail address is verified. If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact Director of School & Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.

Faxed Requests
Freedom of Information Act requests may be faxed to the attention of one of the school's Freedom of Information Act officers (listed above) at (630) 257-7603.

What happens after I submit a request?
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond within five working days of receipt of a request. A five-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester.

If the requested records are 50 pages or fewer in length, the pages will be copied and provided to the requester. If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost.

What are the costs for duplication?
There is no charge for the duplication of public records (paper copy from paper or electronic source) of 50 pages or fewer. For records larger than 50 pages, 15 cents may be charged per page after the 50th page. Additionally, the district may charge the cost of the media for a copy of audio or video material.

Checks should be made payable to: "Lemont High School District 210." The district will collect fees before copies are made or sent to the requester.

Individuals are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, requesters must include a specific explanation as to why their request is in the public interest and merits a waiver of duplication fees.

Is there a process to appeal the FOIA officer's decisions?
In the event that part or all of a request is denied, requestors have the right to have the denial reviewed by the Public Access Counselor's Office of the Illinois Attorney General or by filing suit in circuit court.
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