Where to Send FOIA Requests


Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/4b, portions of which require a public body to post on its website the name of its Freedom of Information officer and the address where requests for public records should be directed, District 401 provides the following directory information:

► District 401's Freedom of Information officer is Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade.

► FOIA requests should be made in writing to the District’s Freedom of Information officer at this address:

Dr. Nicolas Wade
Superintendent of Schools
Elmwood Park CUSD 401
8201 W. Fullerton Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Fax: 708-452-9504
Email: foia@epcusd401.org


Optional Request Form


Although members of the public are not required to use a specific form when submitting a FOIA request, District 401 has prepared a form that may be downloaded and submitted for this purpose: 

► District 401 Public Records Request Form


District 401's Policy on Public Records


The full text of the Board of Education's policy and procedures concerning access to District public records can be found in Section 2:250 of the District Policy Manual


For More Information


Please consult the following links for additional information about the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, including the full text of the law and a Spanish-language FAQ:

Text of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act 

Illinois Attorney General: Frequently Asked FOIA Questions by the Public

Illinois Attorney General: Preguntas frecuentes por el público 

Illinois Attorney General: FOIA Resources Page