What is FOIA?

FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5ILCS 140/1 et. seq.), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.

Who is the FOIA officer?

The district's designated Freedom of Information Act Officer is Sean Berry, Tremont CUSD #702 Superintendent. All requests should be put into attention to Mr. Berry.

How can I submit a FOIA request?

The district's Freedom of Information Act request form can be filled out here. Complete the online form, download it, and email it to

What happens after I submit a request?

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond within 5 business days of receipt of a request. A five-day extension is allowed with written notification of the requester.

Is there a process to appeal the FOIA office's decisions?

In the event that part or all of a request is denied, requesters may appeal the denial to the President of the Board of Education. A written notice of appeal should be sent to:

Robert Ropp, President of the Board of Education
Tremont CUSD #702
400 West Pearl Street
Tremont, Illinois 61568