Request TypeDescription
Commercial FOIA Request Chicago Public Schools responds to freedom of information requests for commercial purposes in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/3.1). A request for commercial purpose is defined as the use of any part of a public record or records or information derived from public records in any form for sale, resale or solicitation or advertisement for sales or services. A response to a request for records for commercial purposes will be made within twenty-one (21) business days after receipt of the request. Chicago Public Schools will require full payment of fees, if any, prior to the disbursement of the request for commercial purposes.
Non-Commercial FOIA Request Chicago Public Schools (CPS) responds to all public records requests in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.

Due to the high volume of FOIA requests received by CPS, we are unable to fulfill your request within 5 business days. Section 3(e)(vi) of FOIA permits CPS to extend the response time to 10 business days if a request cannot be fulfilled in 5 business days without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the District. We hereby extend the response time to your FOIA request to 10 business days in accordance with 5 ILCS 140/3(e)(vi).

If further time is needed to assemble and copy all documents responsive to your FOIA request, we will contact you with a time estimate and a request to extend.

Upon the completion of your FOIA response, CPS will provide the first 50 pages to you at no charge. If your response contains more than 50 pages, a fee of .15ยข per page will be charged for each additional page