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 EPHS 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
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 submitted for this purpose: 


This Is NOT Where You Request EP Village Records


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. Please DO NOT contact us for Village of Elmwood Park records.

For information about the Village of Elmwood Park's FOIA procedures, please visit this page.


FOIA Requests Are NOT NEEDED for EPHS Transcripts


If you would like to request EPHS transcripts, please visit the Transcript Requests page and follow the steps as listed. You DO NOT have to submit a FOIA request.

For current students there is no charge for 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.