Freedom of Information Act


Kaskaskia College is a two-year, public community college subject to applicable state and federal laws and is governed by an elected Board of Trustees.  The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was created to ensure transparency and accountability of governments at all levels. You can find more information about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by going to the Illinois Attorney General’s website: http://foia.ilattorneygeneral.net.

Please use this website to guide you in the process of making your FOIA request.  After submitting your request via email, you can expect to receive confirmation from the College’s FOIA officer.  The College’s regular business hours are: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The only exception to this is mid-May to mid-August when we observe a four-day week. 

The first 50 pages of black and white, letter, or legal-sized copies required to complete the FOIA request are free. The following additional fees will be charged and you will be required to pay the fees prior to the processing of your request:

Page 51 and up will be charged 15 cents per page

Any CDs, disks or specialized drives required for copying of electronic files will be charged at cost

Any large-sized documents that require specialized copying equipment such as blue prints, etc. will be charged at cost

FOIA requests must be submitted in writing.  Please use the FOIA Form Request and email to: Thenson@kaskaskia.edu

 

Should you wish to appeal the College’s decision, you can contact the Public Access Counselor in the Attorney General’s Office:

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Phone: 312/814-5526 or 1-877/299-FOIA (1-877/299-3642)
Fax: 217/782-1396 or 312/814-8876
E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us

Get In Touch

Kaskaskia College Freedom of Information Act Officer

Travis Henson

Phone  |  618-545-3177

  • Main Campus
  • Library, L 236
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