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FOIA Requests Log

At the direction of the Board of Education in an effort to increase transparency, a running log was created effective October 1, 2018 to record all requests received and their disposition. In addition, a copy of each FOIA request will continue to be provided publicly in the materials for the next regular Board of Education meeting.

The processing time is for D64 staff only, and does not include time of the District's legal counsel, if needed.

Log #: 2018-53
Date Received: 12/20/18
Requester/Organization: Joan Sandrik
Summary of Information Requested: A copy of the side letter to the 2016-20 collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Education and the PREA Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Plan - Action Item 18-04-14 approved at the Board Meeting 4-23-18
Response Status: Completed 12/20/18
Processing Time: 20 minutes

Log #: 2018-52
Date Received: 12/14/18
Requester/Organization: Alice Dobrinsky
Summary of Information Requested: All documents related to attorneys fees in connection with Eastman Tiu's potential resignation and resignation from January 1, 2018 - today.
Response Status: Completed 12/21/18; 12/27/18
Processing Time: 1.5 hours

Log #: 2018-51
Date Received: 12/5/18
Requester/Organization: Amy Bartucci
Summary of Information Requested: As a follow up to last February’s uniform grievance related to the FOIA I submitted, I am looking for accurate numbers that report # of users of the Hot Lunch program to date.
Response Status: Completed 12/12/18
Processing Time: 70 minutes

Log #: 2018-50
Date Received: 12/3/18
Requester/Organization: Bethany Simpson, SmartProcure
Summary of Information Requested: SmartProcure is submitting a commercial FOIA request to the Park Ridge-Niles Community Consolidated School District No. 64 for any and all purchasing records from 3-13-2018 to current. The request is limited to readily available records without physically copying, scanning or printing paper documents. Any editable electronic document is acceptable. The specific information requested from your record keeping system is: 1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number; 2. Purchase date; 3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase); 4. Line item quantity; 5. Line item price; 6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address
Response Status: completed 12/12/18, follow up 12/13/18
Processing Time: 75 minutes

Log #: 2018-49
Date Received: 11/28/18
Requester/Organization: Jennifer Johnson, Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
Summary of Information Requested: Copies of applications, resumes and any and all written materials submitted by all candidates applying for the District 64 school board vacancy.
Response Status: Request withdrawn (information available publicly on website)
Processing Time: 30 minutes

Log #: 2018-48
Date Received: 11/16/18
Requester/Organization: Alice Dobrinsky
Summary of Information Requested: All documents related to the resignation and/or potential resignation of D64 Board Member Eastman Tiu, including, but not limited to emails, memos, calendar entries, notes, correspondence between D64 attorneys, board members, administrators/staff, and any other parties/person. 
Response Status: Completed 12/4/18; various follow ups thru 12/13/18
Processing Time: 3.5 hours

Log #: 2018-47
Date Received: 11/13/18
Requester/Organization: D. Bertleson
Summary of Information Requested: 1.) Copies of the invoices and/or billings from Quest to Park Ridge-Niles School District #64 for operation of the foodservice program for the time period of September 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. 2.) A summary of income and expenses of the food service program from the 2017-18 school year as prepared by the Park Ridge-Niles School District #64 or Quest. 3.) A summary of income and expenses of the food service program for October 2018, as prepared by the Park Ridge-Niles School District #64 or Quest. The requested information is for the purpose of comparison to my local district.
Response Status: completed 11/19/18
Processing Time: 2.5 hours staff time

Log #: 2018-46
Date Received: 10/29/18
Requester/Organization: Rachel Hubbard
Summary of Information Requested: Various statistics regarding placement of special education students, disability category, and services provided outside and inside D64 regular classrooms and in ESY outside and within D64 for multiple years
Response Status: 5-day extension; completed 11/13/18
Processing Time: almost 9 hours staff time 

Log #: 2018-45
Date Received: 10/4/18
Requester/Organization: Dave Sylvester, Marketing Representative, Sheet Metal Workers’ LU73
Summary of Information Requested:  Information for the new construction, renovation and/or maintenance work planned for any building owned or leased by your district which includes the scopes listed below. In addition, if any contracts have already been awarded, please include the names and contact information of those contractor(s) and/or sub-contractor(s):  HVAC (Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation), Exhaust Systems; Architectural Metals used for weatherproofing and/or ornamental purposes; Gutters and /or Downspouts;  New installation and/or replacement of lockers; New installation and/or replacement of toilet partitions; Kitchen Renovations; Current HVAC Maintenance Contracts. 
Response Status: Request withdrawn
Processing Time: 45 minutes

Log #: 2019-20
Date Received: 11/15/19
Requester/Organization: lswisher@ehmsmechservices.com
Summary of Information Requested: Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act I am requesting a copy of the payment bond, the contract with a description of the project stating the labor and materials provided on the SD 64 Franklin Elementary School project.
Response Status: in progress
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-19
Date Received: 11/07/19
Requester/Organization: Jered.Piepenbrink@illinois.gov
Summary of Information Requested: Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140, I am requesting an opportunity to obtain copies of public records that include job titles, wages (hourly or salary), department, and hours worked (if part time) of all employees of Park Ridge School District 64 listed on the Quarterly Contribution report for the payroll that included May 12, 2019. Based on that report, this list should have around 912 employees. Teachers should be reported by both grade level and whether or not they teach special education. For example, elementary teachers, kindergarten teachers, and high school special education teachers should all be reported as different occupations. We are not requesting names, SSNs or any other personal information. We request that electronic records be emailed in Microsoft Excel format to the Occupational Employment Statistics Program of Illinois at oesillinois@idcf.bls.gov This request is not for a commercial purpose. I look forward to hearing from you in writing within five working days, as required by the Act 5 ILCS 140(3). Thank you for considering and responding to this request.
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-18
Date Received: 11/01/19
Requester/Organization: Jonathan Fagg - Jonathan.P.Fagg@abc.com
Summary of Information Requested: Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., we are requesting information about students vaping in your district for the past few years. (We are not requesing students' personal information.) Specifically: -The number of vaping related confiscations, by year since 2017 to date. -The number of students who were disciplined or censured in any way for a vaping related incident, by year since 2017 to date. -Please break down the different disciplinary and censuring categories (i.e. suspensions, counselling, expulsions, etc.) for vaping related incidents; and the numbers of student who fell into each, by year since 2017 to date. -The number of students arrested on campus for vaping related incidents, by year since 2017 to date. -List the different programs implanted by your district (i.e. distributing educational information to student, parent night education, vape detection devices, zero tolerance program, etc.) If you have an questions about this request, please contact us.
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-17
Date Received: 9/12/19
Requester/Organization: Katharine English - Katie.English@elca.org
Summary of Information Requested: I would like to make a FOIA request – below provides the specifics of my request. If you need further information, please feel free to contact me. Records requested: e-mails, memos, meeting minutes. From or to: Luann Kolstad or Laurie Heinz or Rick Petricek. Topics: Field School multipurpose room, particularly any mention of soliciting community feedback, and the design of the space. This is not for commercial purposes and would prefer to have it in electronic format. I am not requesting a fee waiver, even though I believe the reason for my request does warrant a waiver.
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-16
Date Received: 8/19/19
Requester/Organization: Nick Cerrone nick.cerrone1@gmail.com
Summary of Information Requested: This is a Non - Commercial FOIA Request for Copies of all agreements, contracts, and current invoices for fire alarm monitoring, inspections and service, sprinkler alarm inspections, testing and service, fire extinguisher inspections and testing, burglar alarm monitoring, and camera systems, for all of the School District 64 Schools. 
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-15
Date Received: 8/6/19
Requester/Organization: Karen Y karen@k12transportationresearch.com
Summary of Information Requested: I would like to place a Freedom of  Information Request for all Special Needs transportation contracts for Park Ridge-Niles School District 64, which cover the 2019-2020 school year and includes the estimated annual contract value.If the 2019-20 contract or comparable document does not have the estimated annual contract value, please also provide the May 2019 invoices to special needs transportation vendors. If it is easier to just send me the following information in an email, this is what I am most interested in: -Vendor Name; -Contract start/end date; -Annual contract amount***; -Pricing details
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-14
Date Received: 7/19/19
Requester/Organization: Steven Mascheri
Summary of Information Requested: Any and all information related to the modification and expansion of the Eugene Field Elementary school, which I understand was designed and put out for public bidding. I am looking for the defined scope of work including but not limited to floor plans, elevations, finishes, and details relative to the new offices, lobby/foyer, and new multipurpose room. I would also like information on any changes relative to these building modifications since its inception.
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-13
Date Received: 7/19/19
Requester/Organization: Tim Leisenring - Empower Illinois
Summary of Information Requested: Emailing on behalf of Empower Illinois with a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act relating to course and enrichment offerings at these schools in your district: Franklin Elementary School. Specifically, Empower Illinois is seeking the following information: All Grades - Listing of sports and other intramural activities offered; Listing of vocal, instrumental, visual, and performing arts courses/activities offered; Listing of school-sponsored standardized test prep for courses including but not limited to PSAT, ACT, SAT, and ASVAB; Listing of school-sponsored tutoring services and other programs including but not limited to AVID and 21st Century; Listing of school-sponsored after-school, summer, during-the-day, and weekend enrichment opportunities including but not limited to field trips, retreats, and school clubs; Response to whether there are associated fees to participate in any extracurricular activity, club, or sport;  8th Grade - Response to whether Algebra I is available for 8th graders; Response to whether a foreign language is available for 8th graders;  9th - 12th Grade - Course listing detailing all available math, science, social science, english/language arts, and foreign language course offerings at the high schools; Course listing of all elective courses offered to 9th - 12th grade; Listing of the highest math and science courses available; Listing of the dual-credit courses offered; Listing of Advanced Placement courses offered; Listing of International Baccalaureate courses offered; Response to whether a student may take at least one full year of electives during 9th-12th grade.
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-12
Date Received: 6/5/19
Requester/Organization: Bethany Simpson/SmartProcure
Summary of Information Requested: Any and all purchasing records from 12-10-2018 to current. The specific information requested from your record keeping system is: 1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number; 2. Purchase date; 3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase); 4. Line item quantity; 5. Line item price; 6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address.
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 25 minutes

Log #: 2019-11
Date Received: 5/20/19
Requester/Organization: Ginger Pennington
Summary of Information Requested: Copy of the full Illinois Youth Survey reports for 2018 (the District wide report, as well as the separate reports for Emerson and Lincoln Middle Schools) 
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 25 minutes

Log #: 2019-10
Date Received: 4/29/19
Requester/Organization: Sulema Griffin/Sheetmetalwerks
Summary of Information Requested: Please list the HVAC and General contractor for the following project: Franklin Elementary SD 64 (Secure Vestibule) - 2401 Manor Lane. Date range: 2018 to present
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-09
Date Received: 4/16/19
Requester/Organization: Esteban Barraza
Summary of Information Requested:  1. Superintendent’s Administrative/Executive Assistant Salary for 2018-19, number of years in the position, and job description. 2. Board Secretary compensation/salary/stipend for 2018-19. Is this position part of the Superintendent’s Administrative/Executive Assistant’s job description? If not, please provide the Board Secretary job description. 3. Board of Education meetings schedule for 2018-19 (including regular and special board meetings).
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-08
Date Received: 4/15/19
Requester/Organization: RFP Research 
Summary of Information Requested: current contract(s) with Lakeview Bus Lines for Special Education
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-07 commercial
Date Received: 3/30/19
Requester/Organization: Kevin Bachler
Summary of Information Requested: Copies of all contracts and pricing arrangements involving (third-party) entities that provide chess instruction, chess tournaments, and any other chess-related service to any school or students at any school within district 64, whether that service is provided before, during or following the school day, or additional chess-related services on days that school is not in session.
Response Status: completed
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Log #: 2019-06
Date Received: 3/27/19
Requester/Organization: NBC5 Chicago Investigates
Summary of Information Requested:  I am making this request of more than 350 public school districts in twelve Illinois counties in the greater Chicago area, including Park Ridge-Niles Community Consolidated School District 64, for a news story we are working on at NBC5 about school tornado preparedness. Please provide me with documents showing which school buildings in your district each have a storm shelter that meets the minimum requirements of the ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters (ICC-500) [published jointly by the International Code Council and the National Storm Shelter Association and available at https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/ICC5002014?site_type=public], including the location of each shelter relative to its assigned school building. For those school buildings in Park Ridge-Niles Community Consolidated School District 64 that do not have a storm shelter that meets the minimum requirements described above, please provide me with documents showing how and where the children in each of those school buildings are to be sheltered, in case of a tornado emergency, including the location of each shelter relative to its assigned school building.
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-05
Date Received: 3/20/19
Requester/Organization: IL Retired Teachers Association
Summary of Information Requested: Names and email addresses of any certified retiring staff for 2018-2019
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-04
Date Received: 3/20/19
Requester/Organization: Carl Mann
Summary of Information Requested: All 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 material 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 relating to transportation services specifically provided by, or received by, Park Ridge - Niles School District 64, since January 1, 2019 and March 20, 2029 and more specifically relating to bus parking adjacent to, or near, the intersection of Dee Road and Sibley Avenue in Park Ridge, Illinois.
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 

Log #: 2019-03
Date Received: 3/11/19
Requester/Organization: Gareth Kennedy
Summary of Information Requested: Number of physical classrooms available, utilized or not in use, within each D64 school. I would also like to understand how many are currently being used for special education, art and music. To help I’ve created a grid below: School (Carpenter, Field, Franklin, Roosevelt, Washington, Emerson, Lincoln); C1 - Utilized Classrooms; C2 - Unutilized Classrooms; C3 - Total Classrooms; C4 - Special Education Classrooms; C5 - Art Classrooms; C6 - Music Classrooms.
Response Status: completed 
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Log #: 2019-02
Date Received: 3/11/19
Requester/Organization: Roisin Hamilton
Summary of Information Requested: The current number of classrooms in each grade and the current number of students in each classroom, at each of the district elementary schools grades K-5. 
Response Status: completed
Processing Time: 55 minutes

Log #: 2019-01
Date Received: 2/28/19
Requester/Organization: Selena Garcia, Emeric Facility Services
Summary of Information Requested: View the contract the district has for outsourced vendor custodial services 
Response Status: Completed
Processing Time: 30 minutes