Transparency

Transparency

Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for residents about the activities of Prospect Heights School District 23 (D23). Transparency enhances D23’s effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions.
The District strives to provide comprehensive financial and accountability information that is easy to locate, access, and understand.
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency.
It is the policy of the Board of Education of Prospect Heights School District 23 to make its public records available for inspection during normal business hours Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Records may be inspected and copied at the Grodsky Administration Center, 700 North Schoenbeck Road, Prospect Heights, Illinois.
All requests for records should be addressed to the Chief FOIA Officer as follows:

Micheal DeBartolo, Chief FOIA Officer
Prospect Heights School District 23
700 North Schoenbeck Road
Prospect Heights, IL  60070
E-mail: freedomofinformation@d23.org

For black and white copies, the district will provide the first 50 pages on letter or legal sized copies at no charge. Additional copies will be provided for a fee of 15 cents per page.

For color copies or copies on paper sizes other than letter or legal size, the district will charge a fee to cover the actual cost for reproducing the records.

For copies in electronic format, the actual cost for purchasing the recording medium will be charged.

Fees will not include the cost of any search for and review of records or personnel costs associated with finding or reproducing records. Documents shall be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge where the district determines that waiver or reduction is in the public interest.

As required by the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, below is a list of the types and categories of records maintained by District 23.
 
BOARD OF EDUCATION/SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE
• Administrative Handbooks
• Administrative Memoranda
• Board of Education Correspondence
• Board of Education Meeting Agendas Minutes
• Board of Education Meeting Dates
• Board of Education Meeting Memoranda
• Board of Education Policies and Administrative Guidelines
• Board of Policy Committee Meeting Minutes
• Description of District and Access to Public Records Procedures
• District Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas Minutes
• District informational Brochures
• District Organizational Chart
• District and School Report Cards
• Parent-Student Handbook

BUSINESS SERVICES OFFICE
• Audits
• Bidding Specifications
• Bills
• Bonds
• Budgets Contracts
• Grants
• Inventory
• Investments
• Revenues

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
• Administrator Salaries
• Agreements between the Prospect Heights Education Association (PHEA) and the Board of Education
• Agreement between Custodial Union/Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Board of Education
• Job Descriptions
• Salary Schedules
• Staff Rosters
• Teacher Evaluation Plan
• Freedom of Information Act Requests
• Insurance

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICE
• Special Education Procedure Guidelines

INSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT
• Curriculum Guides
• Instructional Technology Materials
• Textbooks

RECORDS THAT ARE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
• Administrator Salaries
• Adopted Budget
• Approved Board of Education Meeting Minutes
• Board of Education Meeting Dates
• Description of District and Access to Public Records procedures
• District information Brochures
• District Organizational Chart
• District and School Report Cards

DISTRICT DESCRIPTION
Prospect Heights School District 23 is an elementary district located in Prospect Heights, Wheeling Township, Cook County, Illinois.

District 23 is organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with school for kindergarten through eighth grade for education of all eligible children residing in the district.

District 23 is accountable to the U.S. Department of Education, the Illinois State Board of Education and the taxpayers of Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Arlington Heights and Mount prospect.

District 23 is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. The School Board’s office is located at 700 North Schoenbeck Road, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070.
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All Rights Reserved.
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