Illinois Freedom of Information Act

Valley View School District 365U Information Accessibility procedures

Valley View School District 365U believes that the public has a right to access to all public records, as defined in the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

It is also the belief of the district that members of the public have a right to expect prompt and thorough responses to requests for information, whether through personal inspection or through copying.

Filing a request for information

  1. Contact Larry Randa, the Freedom of Information Officer for Valley View School District 365U, using one of the following methods. Please be specific about the information you request.
    • E-mail: PR@vvsd.org
    • Fax: 815-886-7294
    • Telephone: 815-886-2700, Ext. 261 (written or e-mailed follow up is required)
    • Letter: Mail request to 755 Dalhart Avenue, Romeoville, IL 60446
    • In person: Stop by 755 Dalhart Avenue, Romeoville, IL 60446
  2. 2. Unless we determine your request is for commercial purposes, you will receive one of the following responses within five (5) business days. Please note that the first business day is considered to start at 7:30 a.m. the day after the request is received. Saturday, Sunday and all school holidays are not considered business days. If your request is deemed a commercial request, you will receive a response with 21 business days.
    1. You will receive the materials you requested. In some cases this may be information on how you may access the materials on line.
    2. We need more information on the materials you are seeking or the request is for so many materials that it is unduly burdensome and will require an additional number of days up to a maximum of five (5) to produce.
    3. Certain materials in your request are not considered part of the public record. (You will receive a very specific written explanation as to why. A copy of this denial will also be forwarded to the Illinois Attorney General's Office.)
    4. All of the materials in your request are not considered part of the public record. (You will receive a very specific written explanation as to why. A copy of this denial will also be forwarded to the Illinois Attorney General's Office.)
  3. If you are told we need more information, we will also ask that you give us an additional five (5) days to respond to you once you have given us the additional information.
  4. When you receive your materials, please inspect them to make sure they are what you requested. If they are what you requested, no further action is required of either party. If you feel they are not what you requested or that something is missing, please contact the Freedom of Information Officer as soon as possible and we will work together to rectify the situation in a fair and prompt manner.
  5. If you are informed that some or all of the materials you requested are not a matter of public record and you disagree, you do have the right to appeal as outlined below.