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Welcome to the Bloom Township HSD 206 Business Office
The Business Office oversees the following support services:
Accounting
Accounts Payable
Benefit Management
Budgeting
Buildings & Grounds
Cash Management
District Food Service
Employee Insurance
Financial Projections
Mandated Governmental Reporting
Negotiations
Payroll
Purchasing
Risk Management
Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) Requests
FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et. seq.), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.

There are links to documents made available on the District website which you may download at this time are located under the Business and Operations page of the Bloom 206 website (no FOIA request required).


HOW CAN I SUBMIT A FOIA REQUEST?
Bloom 206 has no specific FOIA request form. Requests should state that information is being sought under the Freedom of Information Act. Provide a description of the public records requested, being as specific as possible. While responses may be provided via e-mail, you must provide a mailing address.

All requests for records should be in writing and addressed to FOIA Officer Kenneth Korbel. Individuals making a request are to identify when the request is for a commercial purpose or when requesting a fee waiver.

Contact the Freedom of Information Officer for Bloom Township High School District 206, using one of the following methods. Please be specific about the information you request.
E-mail: kkorbel@sd206.org
Fax: 708-755-6859
Phone: 708-755-7010
Letter: Mail request to: Bloom School District 206, Attn: FOIA DEPT., 100 W 10th Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
In person: Bloom 206 Administrative Offices located at: 100 W 10th Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT A REQUEST?
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond within five working days of receipt of a request. A five-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester.

If the requested records are 50 pages, or less, in length, the pages will be copied and provided to the requestor. If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost.



WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR DUPLICATION?

Fee schedule for duplication of public records
Paper copy - No charge (50 pages or less)
Paper copy - $.15 per page (51 pages or more)
Color copy - $.25 per page
Copy of audio or video material - Cost of media
Postage - Cost of mailing


Fees must be collected by the District before copies will be made or sent to the requestor.
BIDDING
All contracts are approved or authorized by the Board of Education or its designee. Those in excess of $25,000 are made in accordance with the state bidding procedure unless specifically exempted by Illinois School Code.

Should District 206 be currently accepting bids or requests for proposals, the bid/proposal documents will be listed in the Bids folder located below. It is the vendor's responsibility to check the website 24 hours before the due date to see if any addendum has been issued regarding a bid or request for proposal.

For questions or download issues regarding BIDS/RFPs, please contact Ken Korbel, Chief School Business Official, at kkorbel@sd206.org or call 708-755-7010.