Where to Send FOIA Requests

VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD PARK PUBLIC RECORDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE HERE: This page is for those who are seeking public records from Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401. The District and its records are separate from the Village of Elmwood Park. For information about the Village of Elmwood Park's FOIA procedures, please visit this page.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A FOIA REQUEST FOR TRANSCRIPTS: See below. FOIA requests are not needed to obtain transcripts.

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 FOIA officer is Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leah Gauthier.
  • FOIA requests should be made in writing to the District’s FOIA officer at this address:

Dr. Leah Gauthier
Superintendent of Schools
Elmwood Park CUSD 401
8201 W. Fullerton Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Fax: 708-452-9504

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 submitted for this purpose: 

► District 401 Public Records Request Form

FOIA Requests Are NOT NEEDED for Transcripts

If you would like to request EPHS transcripts, please click here and follow the steps as listed. Please DO NOT submit a FOIA request for transcripts.

There is no charge for current students to request their transcripts. For graduates or former students there is a $5 fee per request. Please allow three days for processing.

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