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3/20/15Ann Marie Corbett, SmartProcureAn electronic record (without scanning or printing) of purchase orders dated 2010-01-01 to current including:
1. Purchase order number or equivalent
2. Purchase order date
3. Line item details
4. Line item quantity
5. Line item price
6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and email address. (request narrowed to be from 2013 to present).  Request narrowed to documents from 2013 to present.

Granted. Request to narrow sent 3/25/15.  Request narrowed to be documents from 2013 to present. Personal information such as home addresses, phone numbers, emails and social security numbers redacted.  ILCS140/7(1)(b).

4/15/150(Elect)16.00

4/6/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

Mary Jo Powers, Kate Schnell, Jane Hayes

With regard to Chip Hickman, Ehren Jarrett, Dan Appino, Matt Vosberg, Lori Hoadley, Dan Woestman, documents describing:

  • Salary (initial through current);
  • Title(s) from the date of hire to current;
  • Annuities paid for by the District;
  • Contributions to any retirement plan(s) paid for by the District;
  • Cost of medical and dental insurance paid by employee and District;
  • Cost of all electronics paid for by the District including:  IPad(s), IPod(s), laptops, Google glasses;
  • Names of and costs of any memberships or dues to any professionals organizations, clubs, or facilities paid by the District;
  • Cost of all travel expenses related to job (including mileage, flights, food, hotels, and registration fees);
  • Reimbursement for any unused vacation days;
  • Cost of any educational expenses or continuing educations costs from date of hire to present paid for by the District;   
  • Purchase price/rental cost to the District of any vehicle;
  • Any yearly auto insurance premium for the vehicle paid for by the District;
  • If there is not an automobile supplied by the District, the total mileage and mechanical services reimbursement;
  • Any charitable contributions, donations or tickets purchased for attendance to any event for employee, spouse and/or children;
  • Names of and number of credit cards available or assigned and the credit limits and copies of the last six months of sta​tements.
Extension invoked. Granted to the extent the District has responsive documents. Private information such as personal addresses, phone numbers redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS140/7(1)(b). 
4/21/1535715.00
4/9/15Erica BockerDocuments regarding contractors and sub-contractors and money paid to them on the East High School construction job in 2014-2015.  Granted
4/14/150(CD Rom)3.5
4/9/15Erica BockerBids received from N-Trak Group, LLC, for the East High School construction job in 2014-2015.Granted4/10/15501.0
4/16/15Reuben Jones, WREXA copy of the document that includes how many students have received out-of-school suspensions at Guilford High School in 2009 and in 2014. Granted
4/20/150(Elect)1.5
4/17/15Allison WangAny and all records of expenditures to Stenstrom Companies and its subsidiaries including but not limited to fund transfers and checks issued from January 1 to December 31, 2013. Granted5/22/15161.0
4/20/15Allison WangA spreadsheet showing all employees in the school district with the following information: 
-Name of the employee,
-Email address of the employee (rps205.com),
-Building or school where the employee works, and
-Job title (or assignment) of the employee.
Granted
4/20/150(Elect)1.5
4/21/15Erica BockerDocumentation of Vissering Pay Applications for Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 and any attached change orders including itemization for charges that were incurred specifically on COR #43/PCO#56  90-17041 and COR #39/PCO#63  90-17035. Any document that indicates whether or not the District received any detailed charges for Division 31--Earthwork from N-Trak Group. Documents describing itemization for N-Trak payments received. Continuation sheets for payments to N-Trak past September and October, 2014.  Granted4/28/15581 5.0
4/23/15Allison WangAny and all 2013 IRS 1099 forms issued by the school district.Granted.
4/30/151783.5
4/24/15

Ricky Naylor

 

Copies of the school improvement plans for both West and Kennedy middle schools for the last three fiscal years. Copies of the adequate yearly progress reports on both schools for the last 6 yrs. under the "No Child Left Behind" federal mandate.Extension invoked. Request granted.
5/7/150(Elect)4.5
4/29/15Christina Wernick, Chicago Laborers FundsAny and all documents related to work bid and/or performed by RB Builders Corp. and/or Pearson Construction, in their individual capacity and/or as subcontractors, from January 2013 to present, including but not limited to the following: "Payroll Record Forms," certified payroll, paystubs, check copies; invoices; lien waivers; contracts and/or subcontracts; any project labor agreements that may apply to the same contracts.None5/4/1501.0
4/30/15Ricky NaylorNumber of Rockford Public School teachers who were recently evaluated as not effective and need additional training or other assistance to be "effectiv​e."Granted5/4/150(Elect)1.0
4/30/15Allison WangAny and all records related to the removal of former Chief Financial Officer Cedric Lewis from the administration building in January, 2015. These documents include but are not limited to time-stamped emails and communication by district-owned mobile devices, any documents and meeting records involving the removal, the name of the employee who escorted Mr. Lewis out of the building, and the last date Mr. Lewis was authorized to access the building.Granted in part. Privileged communication with attorney is exempt pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(m).5/7/1512.5
5/1/15Allison Wang

Any and all records of checks and/or fund transfer(s) issued to Stenstrom Companies and its subsidiaries from January 1 to December 31, 2012 including but not limited to consolidated Check Register report.​

Granted5/6/15151.0
5/6/15Ricky NaylorA list of all pending federal and state investigations directed at school district.No responsive documents 5/13/15 N/A ​1.5
​5/8/15Ricky NaylorThe capacity levels data for RESA, Flinn, Eisenhower​, Lincoln and Thurgood Marshall middle schools.Extension invoked 5/15/15. Granted​5/18/15​0(Elect)​4.5
​5/11/15Ricky Naylor​Information relating to the reasons why, for now, Kennedy and West middle schools are not being restructured in their entirety since they have failed to make AYP for three consecutive years? See section 6316(b)(8)(B) under the "No Child Left Behind" act. See also Title I, Part A.​Granted
​5/11/15​0(Elect)​.50
​5/11/15​Allison WangAny and all records of checks and/or fund transfer(s) issued to Stenstrom Companies and its subsidiaries from January 1 to December 31, 2011, including but not limited to consolidated Check Register report.Granted.  Personal signatures redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS140/7(1)(b) and (c). ​5/14/15​7​2.5​
​5/12/15​Ricky Naylor​All emails and other documents pertaining to a turnaround for these schools. Emails between District administrators and the school board pertaining to a NCLB turnaround for West and Kennedy from when District administrators were first aware that these two schools had not made any year-to-year progress for the current three years.
No responsive documents-NCLB waiver in place (see 5/11/15 response)​5/18/15​N/A​1.0
​5/13/15Melissa Fernandez, Cannon Solutions America, Inc.Lease and maintenance/Service contract(s) pertaining to all copier and printer equipment used by the school/district; Contract(s) pertaining to any Managed Print Services program used by the school/district; current invoices​Granted​6/5/15​0(Elect)​1.0
​5/15/15Kate SchnellAll stipends and differential regarding athletic high school departments in District 205 including: an explanation of dollar amounts received, to whom payable, title of differential or stipend, job description, dates from 2012 to current.Granted
​5/26/150(Elect)​5.0
​5/15/15Jane HayesThe consolidated district check register for any and all checks made out to Ehren Jarrett, Matt Vosberg and Dan Woestman for amounts, dates, and explanation of what monies were used for.  Document describing the processing of FOIAs-is it true that all documents are now in paper format only or can they be received digitally as well.Granted
​5/26/150(Elect)​3.0
​5/15/15Mary Jo PowersAt the 5-12-15 Board meeting, there was discussion on the 80 vehicles used throughout the District that are taken home.  We are not looking for service/delivery vans or work trucks.  We would like to know who each vehicle is assigned to, the make, model, year of each car, the cost of vehicle to the District, why they are being used and taken home, the insurance cost of the vehicle, all expenses related to each vehicle including mileage and maintenance.Granted - No responsive documents
​5/26/15​N/A​6.0
​5/18/15​Allison WangConsolidated Check Register report for the checks and/or fund transfer(s) issued to Stenstrom Companies and its subsidiaries before January 1, 2011, as far back as the district's electronic records goes.Granted
​5/21/150(Elect)​2.5
​5/19/15​Allison WangConsolidated Check Register report for the checks and/or fund transfer(s) issued to Stenstrom Companies and its subsidiaries from January 1 to December 31, 2014.Granted

​5/26/150(Elect)​1.5
​5/20/15​Bid OceanBid tab for the Marsh Elementary School additions and remodeling with a bid date of 5/18/15.Granted
​6/3/150(Elect)​.50
​5/21/15​Allison WangAny and all emails, both from and sent to, former Chief Financial Officer, Cedric Lewis, from January 8, 2015 to present.Request to narrow sent 5/22/15.  Denied, 5 ILCS 140/3(g)
​5/29/15​N/A​6.0
​5/22/15Allison WangConsolidated Check Register report for the very first check issued, as far back as the district's electronic records goes.​Granted
​5/28/150(Elect)​7.5
​5/22/15​Ricky NaylorCopies of all communications sent to parents regarding failing schools in the district for the last six years. Documents describing what options the district informed the parents whose students attended failing schools as defined by the state of Illinois.Granted​ to the extent the District maintains responsive documents​
​5/29/150(Elect)​8.5
​5/26/15​Patrick Kramer, Bay Remediation, LLC.

​Documents describing any and all contributions or donations to the Rockford School District #205 during the months of January, February, March, April and May, 2015.​

Granted to the extent the District maintains responsive documents
​6/2/150(Elect)​5.0
​5/28/15​Ricky NaylorA copy of the school district’s code of ethical and business conduct or the district’s closest version of this.  Granted
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​5/28/150(Elect)​.50
​6/1/15​Eileen P. FeenyA list of 209 "educators" named in the Chicago Tribune article on May 24 about pensions along with each position held, percentage increases in the two to four years prior to retirement, salaries at
retirement, and current pensions.
​Granted
​6/15/15​75​1.0
​6/1/15​Ricky NaylorAny and all documents related to how much money the school has received from the State of Illinois through the Obama Administration to overhaul schools in the district that have underperformed year after year.Granted
​6/3/150(Elect)​3.5
​6/3/15​Renatta Barton​We would like a complete list of teachers who taught at Auburn High School from the Fall of 1981 to the Spring of 1985.Granted in part, denied in part. Private information including home addresses and personal phone numbers withheld pursuant to 5 ILCS140/7(1)(b).​​6/10/15​0(Elect)​1.5
​6/3/15​Kate Schnell​Employee/staff directory for each of our 4 high schools.​Granted
​6/3/15​0(Elect)​.50
​6/4/15Allison WangCopies of all checks and fund transfers issued to Stenstrom Companies and its subsidiaries from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2010.​Granted

​6/10/150(Elect)​1.0
​​6/4/15Tina Stanke, Chicagoland Construction​​Bid results/tabulations award for 5/29/15 Rockford School District No. 205 - RESA Middle School Interior Painting.​Denied. At this time this bid has not been awarded.​
​6/11/15​0(Elect)​.25
​6/8/15​Allison Wang​Any and all roll call voting records broken down by Board Member for any contracts for which Stenstrom Companies and/or its subsidiaries was a bidder from June 1, 2011 to June 1, 2015.
​Granted
​6/10/15​0(Elect)​.5
​6/9/15​Allison Wang

​List of employee names with their job classification, salary, and bonuses, organized in separate excel spreadsheets for the fiscal years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015.

Request withdrawn by requestor
​6/22/15​5.0
​6/10/15​Allison Wang

​List of the names of all entities and amounts paid to them according to the Consolidated Check Register, organized in separate excel spreadsheets for the fiscal years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015.  Request amended 6/22/15 for all checks over $10,000 according to the consolidated check register, from January 1, 2014 to June 22, 2015.

6/11/15-Notification of intent to treat the request as voluminous under 5 ILCS 140/3.6.  Revised request granted.
​6/30/15​4.5
​6/10/15​Everlean Dodson

​Job descriptions and salary information for:  Student Records Manager, Records, Academic Records Department Manager, Student Records Department Coordinator and any position title managing or supervising the responsibilities of the school district’s student records department and/or responsibilities.

Granted
​6/11/15​0(Elect)​.5
​6/10/15

​James Bachman, Executive Director Illinois Retired Teachers Association

​James Bachman, Executive Director Illinois Retired Teachers Association

​Granted in part, denied in part.  Private information including home addresses and personal phone numbers withheld pursuant to 5 ILCS140/7(1)(b). ​ 

​6/12/15​0(Elect)​.5
​6/15/15Jeffrey Wang​List of employee names with their job classification (including but not limited to salary and bonuses) for the fiscal year 2014-2015 organized as an excel spreadsheet.  
Granted ​6/22/15​3.0
​6/18/15​North American Procurement CouncilBid tab for the Welsh Elementary School Additions, solicitation 15-57.Granted
​6/30/15​.25
​6/19/15​Everlean Dodson, Archives Manager, Community Unit District 300Requesting a copy of job descriptions and annual salary information for the following positions: Multi-Media Communications Manager; Videographer/Photographer; Graphic Artist (Print/Multimedia/or Web); Web/Mobile Developer; Any/all position titles responsible for producing and designing multi-media projects, producing and editing videos, designing and producing professional print projects, training district webmasters, training Rapid Communications System users (electronic communication system), and managing the district’s mobile app.Granted
​6/22/15​1.50
6/19/15​Allison WangList of employee names with their job classification, job title, building assignment, and total compensation (including but not limited to salary and bonuses) for the fiscal years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014, organized in separate excel spreadsheets.6/29/15-Notification of intent to treat the request as voluminous under 5 ILCS 140/3.6 
​Withdrawn
​6/25/15​Allison WangCopy of the bid recommendations and list of all companies that placed a bid and their corresponding amounts for the following: 
BidMeeting Minutes
12-40, 12-41, 12-42, 12-43, 12-44, 12-45, 12-49, 12-725/22/2012
12-46, 12-47, 12-48, 12-12-49, 12-61, 12-70, 12-716/12/2012
12-52, 12-535/8/2012
Granted
​6/29/15​4.0
​6/25/15​Maxwell Wang1. Time stamps and content of any and all correspondence between Atty. Thomas Bueschel and RPS 205 regarding any potential conflicts of interest between Superintendent Ehren Jarrett and Stenstrom bidding. These include but are not limited to phone calls, emails, and legal opinions.

2. Time stamps and content of any and all correspondence from Board Member Tim Rollins and anyone else regarding Stenstrom conflicts of interest. At least a subset of these documents exist according to point 2 in [1]. The relevant portion is quoted below:

​"Prior to awarding any contracts to Stenstrom, we obtained an opinion both from internal and external legal counsel that there was no conflict of interest that would preclude Stenstrom from bidding on projects for the school district."

Granted in part and denied in part.   5 ILCS 140/7(1)(m)

5 ILCS 140/7(1)(f)

​6/30/15​5.0
​6/29/15​Mitchell I Serota, Mitchell I Serota & Associations, Inc.Most current GASB-45 Report and invoice for aforementioned GASB Report.Granted​​​​6/30/15​1.0
​7/1/15​Allison WangList of employee names with their job classification, job title, building assignment, and total compensation (including but not limited to salary and bonuses), ethnicity and a unique identifier that is consistent between the years (despite name changes) for the fiscal years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014, organized in separate excel spreadsheets.Granted in part denied in part 5 ILCS 140/2(c-5); 5 ILCS 140.3(g)
​7/7/15​8.5
​7/1/15​Maxwell WangAn electronic copy of the following:  Box 14 (gross proceeds paid to an attorney) from any and all IRS 1099 forms of Thomas A. Bueschel issued by the district for the tax years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  Please feel free to either provide a scanned copy of the 1099 form or just the information in the box, whichever is easier for you.Granted
​7/7/15​4.0
​7/6/15​Allison WangAn electronic copy of the following:  Payees and amounts paid of all checks over $10,000 according to the Consolidated Check Register, organized in excel spreadsheets for the fiscal years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015.Granted
​7/8/15​4.0
​7/7/15​Allison WangA DVD recording of the Board Meeting on July 9, 2013.Pending
7/7/15​​4.5
7/10/15​North American Procurement​Bid tab for Administration Building Renovations solicitation number 16-03-2016

​Granted

  • No responsive documents
​8/13/15​.5
​7/12/15Mary Jo Powers​All check paid to the following companies: AA Construction, Cord Construction Co., Fischer Excavating Inc., Fridh Construction Services, Nelson Carlson Mechanical, Northern Illinois Service Co., N-Trak Group LLC, Ragnar Benson LLC, Ringland Johnson Inc., Rockford Structures Construction, Scandroli Construction Co.

Granted

7/17/154.5
​7/13/15Karen VilicCertified payroll records for work performed at East, Guilford, and Auburn High Schools by Shade Aire Decorating of Roscoe, IL

Granted - there are no records of Shade Aire Decorating for work performed at East High School or Auburn High School.

7/20/155.0
​7/15/15Jane Hayes
  • Date when Attorney Thomas Bueschel started working for District 205,
  • Amount of pay for each year before 2007.
  •  Dates Ellen Bueschel, his wife, was superintendent of District 205.
  • Pay for Ellen Bueschel during her tenure as superintendent.

 Granted

7/20/155.0
7/15/15Scott Goloven 0 Feece OilThe bid results from the lubricant bid #16-02

Granted

  • Referred to website
7/17/15​.25
7/21/15​Lynn Williamson - Interflex-Bidadvantage​A copy of the 2015-16 renewal pricing for Nutrition Services Groceries and Supplies (14-55) Bread and Buns (14-66) and Milk and Milk  By-Products (05-21) including: a list of each line item on the contract, listing the estimated usage, 2015-16 cost per bid unit, pack size, awarded vendor and brand.

Granted

8/3/151.0
7/24/15​Maxwell Wang​The addendum, award document, bid document/specifications, bid tabulation sheet, plans, and sign-in sheet for bid 13-34, Auburn Field House

​Granted

​7/30/15​2.0
​7/24/15​Elizabeth Wadas - WREX, Channel 13​Student Discipline data for RPS205 kindergarten students, including suspensions and the infraction that resulted in the suspension  or corrective action for the past three school years: 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13. Also I would like to know the duration of hothouse suspensions (sic).

​Extension invoked.

Granted

​8/6/14​4.5
​7/24/15​Allison Wang

​1. Record of teachers receiving surplus notice due to the closing of kindergarten classrooms in school year 2015-2015 following the board meeting on July 14, 2015.

2. The letter or any notice sent to families about the kindergarten classrooms being closed in school year 2015-2016 following the board meeting on July 14, 2015. Only one copy of the letter is needed, not all the letters to all the families.

3. Record showing the number of students who will have to be relocated due to the closing of kindergarten classrooms in school year 2015-2016 following the board meeting on July 14, 2015.

4. Schools which students will move into due to the closing of kindergarten classrooms in school year 2015-2016.

​Granted

​7/31/15​4.0
​7/27/15​Jeffrey Wang​Any and all documents that reflect the name of any attorney substituting for Lori Hoadley at any school board meeting since her hire by the school district.

​Granted in part, 5ILCS 140/7(1)1; 5ILCS 140/7(1)(b).

​8/3/15​8.0
7/27/15​Alissa Mack - Education Action Group​A copy of the general check register from June 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, as well as a list of the credit card and purchasing card transactions from this period.

​Granted

​8/3/15​2.0
7/27/15​Jane Hayes​Documents pertaining to the Auburn Field House including: Any record showing the final cost of the Auburn High Field House project, including cost overruns; Board meeting minutes or any other records showing the Board approval of any and all cost overruns; Original approved cost of project approved by the Board; and date of completion of project.

​Extension invoked.

Granted 8/4/15

​8/3/15​7.5
​7/27/15​Charlene Roche SmartProcure​From 4/14/15 to 7/27/15 please provide information on purchase orders issued by the District including: 1. Purchase order number or equivalent; 2. Purchase order date; 3. Line item details; 4. line item quantity; 5. Line item price; 6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and e-mail address

​Granted

​8/27/15​1.0
​7/28/15​Maxwell Wang​A copy of any letter in its entirety received by the district from anyone at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General between​ 7/13/15 and today. 2. A copy of the reply including all documentation sent to the Office of the Attorney General in response to the above letter.

​Granted

​8/4/15​.25
7/29/15​Laura Misek, Midwest K-12 Bid Specialist - KeyImpact Sales and Systems, Inc.​Bid 14-75 renewal documents including: details of each line item to include: awarded distributor, manufacturer's product description, manufacturer's code, case price

​Granted

​7/30/15​.50
7/22/15​Alison Boon - Galesburg CUSD #205​Examples from districts who employ their won school resource office/police force or security force. Looking for a job description for any of those.​Granted - no responsive documents​7/23/15​.5
8/6/15​Allison Wang​1. The job description for the position of principal of Welsh Elementary School including: job title, length of work, supervisor, job code, duties, responsibilities, and working conditions. 2. The job description for the position of principal of Walker Elementary School including: job title, length of work, supervisor, job code, duties, responsibilities, and working conditions.​Granted
​8/13/15​1.0
​8/7/15​Maxwell WangAn electronic copy of record(s) showing the Board's approval of the following cost overruns of Auburn High School Field House:  1. Change Order 001; March 13, 2014; contractor: Stenstrom General Contractors; contract sum increased by: $19,671.00; signed off by Todd Schmidt on 3/18/14 (taken from AIA Document G701-2001) 2. Change Order 004; May 2, 2014; contractor: Stenstrom General Contractors; contract sum increased by: $25,413.00; signed off by Todd Schmidt on 5/21/14 (taken from AIA Document G701-2001) 3. Change Order 005; June 6, 2014; contractor: Stenstrom General Contractors; contract sum increased by: $189,805.00; signed off by Todd Schmidt on 6/13/14 (taken from AIA Document G701-2001) 4. Change Order 006; June 16, 2014; contractor: Stenstrom General Contractors; contract sum increased by: $31,752.00; signed off by Todd Schmidt on 6/30/14 (taken from AIA Document G701-2001) 5. Change Order 007; August 26, 2014; contractor: Stenstrom General Contractors; Contract sum increased by: $85,640.00; signed off by Todd Schmidt on 9/4/14 (Taken from AIA Document G701-2001) 6. Change Order 008; December 18, 2014; Contractor: Stenstrom General Contractors; Contract sum increased by: $36,735.00; signed off by Todd Schmidt on 1/7/15 (Taken from AIA Document G701-2001)  ​Granted
​8/13/15
​5.5
​8/12/15​DeAnn Lopez - Advantage WaypointA copy of and/or access to your 15/16 school year foodservice bid award information, including brand, distributor if applicable, and pricing.  This information is needed by the manufacturers to assess the business and to build accurate production and distribution forecasts.​Granted
​8/19/15​1.0
​8/13/15​Jeffrey Wang​Any contracts for legal services rendered since July 1st, 2010.​Granted
​8/20/15​6.0
​8/14/15​Allison Wang​Employment information for specific named principal for the 15-16 school year, including the job position, job description, building and compensation.​Pending - Requestor notified 8/17/15 the request was voluminous. 5 ILCS 140/3.6 Requestor amended request stating request was for academic research
Granted
​9/1/15​Yes (PDF)​​2.0
​8/17/15​Maxwell Wang​The contract(s) between the district and Stenstrom Companies regarding the Auburn High School Field House.​Granted​8/20/15​1644 
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​(payment pending)​
​1.0
​8/19/15​Joseph W. Hart - Illinois Education Association​The names of all non-bargaining unit, non-certified support staff employed in Rockford SD 205; Their job titles; Their date of hire; Their work building and its address; The number of hours they are scheduled per week (or percentage appointment); The number of months they are scheduled per year; Copies of any contracts the district has with subcontractors currently engaged in district support staff work (e.g. transportation services, food services, custodial services, etc.)

​Granted

​8/26/15​2.5
​8/21/15​Michael Hearn​A list of secretaries and their titles; year of hire; amount paid by hour, amount of yearly salary

​Granted

​8/28/15​2.5
​9/1/15​Joe Koselleck GCA​The total annual cost for grounds/lawn moving services provided last year in 2014​Pending
Granted
​9/29/15​Yes, email copy​.25
​9/1/15​Toni Hill ACME Research​Spending information, including both capital and operating expenditures, for payments made by or on behalf of the Rockford Public Schools during FY2015. Specifically, for any payee, other than an employee or student, who was paid a cumulative total amount of $10,000 or more please provide the payee name, address, and the ​cumulative total dollar amount paid to the payee over the relevant time period.Pending
Granted
​9/29/15​Yes, Excel​​2.0
​9/2/15​Maxwell WangAn electronic copy of all change order(s) of the following projects, listed with IFB numbers: FY 13: 13-18, 13-28, 13-33, 13-38, and FY 14: 14-09, 14-15, 14-26, 14-32, 14-35, 14-39, 14-40, 14-48, 14-52, 14-60, 14-65, 14-67, 14-68, 14-70.​Granted​9/14/15​Yes (DVD)​3.0
​9/11/15​SSgt Daniel Sheltrown - United States Air Force Recruiter​The names, addresses, phone numbers, and schools attended for the junior and senior students whose parents have not indicated they would like this information withheld.​Granted​9/23/15​Yes​3.0
9/21/15Dion SimpsonDiscipline Handbook or information that is distributed to parents pertaining to discipline and for discipline policies; Please provide statistical information on the number of suspensions and expulsions by race and gender for the last 5 years; Please provide the names of programs being used to improve discipline, such as PBIS; Please provide statistical information on number of employees as teachers and administrators by gender and race; the Black History curriculum being used to teach students for all grade levels in the schools.

​Granted

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38080 FI let.pdf

SBizhubC36015111716350.pdf

9/28/15​Yes, PDF, Excel and paper copies provided​6.5
​9/22/15​Charles Carter, Stewart & Associates​A copy of all proposals submitted in response to IFB 15-36 Uniformed Security Officers.

Granted

PDF 1.pdf

PDF 2.pdf

PDF 3.pdf

PDF 4.pdf

PDF 5.pdf

PDF 6.pdf

PDF 7.pdf

​9/24/15​Yes,  PDF​.50
​9/28/15​Rebecca Klopf, 13 News, WREX​The resignation letters submitted from any personnel from Rockford Public Schools from September 11, 2015 until 9/28/15

​Granted

PDF 1.pdf

PDF 2.pdf

 

​10/5/15​Yes, PDF​5.5
10/1/15​SSgt Daniel Sheltrown, United States Air Force Recruiter​For the students on track to graduate in 2016, provide the number of students of each gender and the number of students disaggregated by race other than Caucasian. For the current year's Jr. and Senior students provide the number of students of each gender and the number of students in each grade disaggregated grade and race other than Caucasian​Extension invoked, 10/8/15 Granted​10/15/15​Yes, PDF​4.0
​10/5/15

​Morgan S. Polikoff, PH.D,

Rossier School of Education University of Southern California

​The title, publisher, grade span, adoption year, and version (e.g., Illinois, National, Common Core) of all math and science textbooks in your district

​Granted

PDF 1.pdf

PDF 2.pdf

PDF 3.pdf

PDF 4.pdf

​10/8/15​Yes, Excel​4.0
​10/14/15

​Patrick McCraney, Better Government Association

​Copies of:

1.) Collective Bargaining Agreements: any and all current collective bargaining agreements, including but not limited to union contracts with teachers. If a union is currently operating under an expired contract, please include it.

2.) Administrative Contracts: Any and all employment personnel agreements and contracts with current administrators, including but not limited to superintendents and principals. (For this, I'm looking for copies of the actual contracts, not blank forms or compensation reports.)

3.) Budget: The operating and capital budgets for the 2015-16 school year. (The long version of the ISBE form is fine for this. Just send more than the summary, please. Send your tentative budget if it hasn't yet been approved.)

4.) Legal Settlements: Any and all legal settlements entered into, signed, or otherwise adopted from January 1, 2014 to present. (Examples include, but are not limited to, lawsuit ​settlements and settlement agreements with former employees. I am not looking for property tax settlements.)

5.) Payroll: Documents sufficient to show the names and corresponding job titles and salaries of any and all current district employees (in other words, a document that includes names, positions, and pay for all employees, not just teachers and administrators). Include board members only if they are paid by the District.

​Pending, Extension invoked.
Student record  information redacted.  Such information is prohibited from disclosure under the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105 ILCS 10/1 et seq. and exempt from disclosure under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)( a)  Personal signatures redacted-unique personal identifiers exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and (c).  Personal medical information contained in workman's compensation settlements redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2(c-5) and 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(a) and (c).

​10/28/15​Yes, PDF, Excel​8.5
​10/16/15​Allison Wang​Record of any Federal Audit(s) in 2015 include the letter (s) received by the district.

​Granted

PDF 1.pdf

PDF 2.pdf

​10/16/15​Yes, PDF​1.5
​10/19/15​Ssg Thomas Dow United States Army​The 2016 and 2017 military students school lists for all the RPS 205 schools. (Auburn, East, Guilford, Jefferson, and Roosevelt). The list at a minimum must include first, middle, and last name, birthday day, address, and phone number.​Pending, granted​10/26/15​Yes, Excel​1.5
​10/20/15​Patrick Kramer Bay Remediation, LLC​List of any and all monetary gifts, donations or contributions during the months of January, February, March, April and May, 2015 by any Illinois Dept. of Public Health licensed and certified Asbestos Abatement/Lead Abatement Contractor(s).​Pending, granted​10/27/15​No responsive documents in District's possession​2.0
10/26/15​Owen Daniel-McCarter, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance​1. All records including any procedures, policies, directives, guidance, guidelines, or other documents related to the District's policies and practices relating to transgender and gender non-­‐conforming students.
2. Please state whether the District or any District schools have a student organization devoted to LGBTQ issues, including but not limited to a Gay Straight Alliance.
a.   If yes, please provide the names of the schools with a student
organization devoted to LGBTQ issues.
b. If yes, please identify the advisor of each school's student organization devoted to LGBTQ issues.
3. Please state whether any District school provides sexual health education
courses to students in any grades K through 12. 

a. If yes, for each school and for   each grade, provide a copy or description of each state sexual health education curriculum or syllabus for grades K through 12.

b. If yes, for each school and for each grade, provide a list of all the
materials used in any and all sexual health education courses for grades K through 12, including but not limited to books, articles, websites, resources, and videos. 
4. All records including any procedures, policies, directives, guidance, guidelines, or other documents containing the following information:
a.   The District's determination of the minimum amount of required instructional time needed to comply with 105 ILCS 5/27-­‐23.8(c).
b.   For each of the District's schools and for each grade, provide a copy or description of each syllabus that was developed in compliance with 105
ILCS 5/27-­‐23.8(c).
c.   For each of the District's schools and for each grade, provide a list of all the materials used in any curriculum that was developed to comply with 105 ILCS 5/27-­‐23.8(c), including but not limited to books, articles, websites, resources, and videos.
5. Please produce the following, limited to January 1, 2013 to Present:

a.   Any policies or practices relating to bullying, including but not limited to any procedures used to address bullying and procedures used to notify the victim, perpetrator, and other persons of bullying.
b.   Any policies or practices relating to harassment
c.  Any policies or practices relating to discrimination
6. Please identify the name of any computer program or software that the District uses to track student records and produce all contracts – including any addendums, attachments, appendices, exhibits, and other supporting documentation – entered into by the School/District and the entity/corporation/vendor related to the development/administration of Student Information System Database
7. Please state whether the District's policy on the maintenance of discipline includes the use of isolated time out or physical restraint.

 8. Please provide a list of all textbooks used in the District to satisfy the goals of the Illinois Learning Standards.

Pending, requestor notified District categorized this as voluminous

Granted

​11.8.15​Yes, PDF​12.5
10/28/15​Corina Curry, Rockford Register Star​Copies of all invoices paid to CDW-G since July 1 and corresponding purchase orders​Granted​11/2/15​Yes, PDF​2
​11/6/15Specialty Floors, Inc.​Certified payroll for carpentry and painters for all contractors and subcontractors on the East High School Gym floor project completed last fall

​Granted

11/17/15Yes,1.0
11/9/15​Ricky Naylor​Any and all records regarding a Federal Audit of District 205 for the years of 2014 and 2015. I would also like to inspect any letters received by the school district regarding a Federal audit for the above years

​Granted

​11/13/15​Yes, PDF ​1.0
11/12/15Kylie SpahnNumber of students tested in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School ELA PBA PARCC
2. Number of students tested in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School ELA EOY PARCC 
3. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School ELA PBA PARCC
4. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School ELA EOY PARCC 
5. Number of students coded "10 Absent" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School ELA PBA PARCC
6. Number of students coded "10 Absent" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School ELA EOY PARCC
7. Number of students tested in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School Math PBA PARCC
8. Number of students tested in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School Math EOY PARCC
9. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School Math PBA PARCC
10. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for High School Math EOY PARCC
11. Number of students coded "10 Absent" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School Math PBA PARCC
12. Number of students coded "10 Absent" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the High School Math EOY PARCC
13. Number of students tested in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the Elementary/Junior High PBA PARCC
14. Number of students tested in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the Elementary/Junior High EOY PARCC
15. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the Elementary/Junior High PBA PARCC
16. Number of students coded "15 Refusal" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the Elementary/Junior High EOY PARCC
17. Number of students coded "10 Absent" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the Elementary/Junior High PBA PARCC

18. Number of students coded "10 Absent" in Rockford Public Schools District 205 for the Elementary/Junior High EOY PARCC.

Granted

​11/17/15Yes-draft data provided5.5
11/17/15​Rudy Valdez​Names of the BPAC presidents for past 10 years, Bilingual program grant application for 2014/15 school year, Signature page of Bilingual Program grant application form past 10 years.

​Pending

Granted, request narrowed to specific pages

​11/24/15​Yes​6.5
​11/17/15​Benjamin Reed, Assistant Attorney General, Public Access Bureau​Request for documents submitted to Dion Simpson  in response to September 21, 2015 requestResponse submitted11/17/15​Yes​2.0
​11/18/15​Ricky Naylor​A copy of any letter in its entirety received by the District from anyone at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General between 7/13/15 through 9/25/15.Pending; Granted in part, denied in part. Request categorized as unduly burdensome. 5ILCS 1470/3(g).11/30/15​Link to FOIA library provided​3.0
11/30/15​Gabriella Lauricella - Smart Procurement

​Copies of any and all electronic purchasing records from 2015/07/27 to current. The specific information requested is:

1. Purchase order number

2. Purchase date

3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase)

4. Line item quantity

5. Line item price

6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their e-mail address.

​Pending

Granted

​12/30/15​Yes, Excel​3.0
12/3/15​Richard Stewart - Indiana-Illinois Foundation for Fair Contracting​Payroll records for contactor Norwest Construction, Inc. for 2015 as general contractor or subcontractor for projects in District 205.​​Granted in part.  Personal signatures and employee id numbers redacted.  Such information, is not subject to disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, and the redacted portions of these documents are exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).  ​12/10/15​Yes, PDF​2.0
​12/16/15​Sean Museral​lo - WREX​Copies of any records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, microfilms, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, electronic communications, recorded information and all other documentary materials pertaining to alleged drug use by current or former teachers at Lincoln Middle School from September 1, 2015 through 12/17/15.  Copies of any email correspondence or other writings, letters or memos from Jason Grey to Lori Hoadley or Jason Grey to any other school district administrator, investigator from the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office, Rockford Police Department or any other law enforcement agency regarding specifically named teacher's involvement regarding police activity at Lincoln Middle School during the month of September 2015. Copies of any email correspondence or other writings, letters or memos from Lori Hoadley to Paul Goddard and Dawn Granath regarding the specifically named teachers, including but not limited to, these individuals' employment and/or not limited to, their conduct at Lincoln Middle School.  Documentation of the current salary of the named teacher and the named former teachers. 

​Granted in part and denied in part.  Personal signatures, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and employee id numbers redacted. Such information, is not subject to disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, and the redacted portions of these documents are exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).   Additional documents withheld as exempt pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(f),(m) (n) and (q).

12/22/15​Yes, PDF​6.0
​12/16/15​Maxwell Wang​Copies of all communications as stipulated in the order issued by the Office of the Attorney General on December 15, 2015 including:  time stamps and content of any and all correspondence between Atty. Thomas Bueschel's and RPS205 regarding any potential conflicts of interest between Superintendent Ehren Jarrett and Stenstrom bidding. These include but are not limited to phone calls, emails, and legal opinions. Time stamps and content of any and all correspondence from Board Member Tim Rollins and anyone else regarding Stenstrom conflicts of interest. At least a subset of these documents exist according to point 2 in [1]. The relevant portion is quoted below:

"Prior to awarding any contracts to Stenstrom, we obtained an opinion both from internal and external legal counsel that there was no conflict of interest that would preclude Stenstrom from bidding on projects for the school district."

Granted

 

​12/23/15​Yes, documents mailed.​.50
12/17/15​Allison Wang​Copies of the timesheets from Ragnar Benson for 2015.​Granted​12/23/15​Yes, timesheets copied.​4.5
​12/21/15​Roy Ford​1. Is there a policy for insubordination. 2. How is insubordination defined in the policy. 3. Since 2005, how many employees have been suspended or terminated for insubordination acts or violations. 4. Since 2005, how many employees (list their names) have been suspended or terminated for insubordination for refusing to perform a work assignment that they believed and stated the work assignment was unsafe. 5. When did the sports "Feeder" program start (starting or policy creation dates). 6. Is there a "Feeder" program for all extra-curricular programs. 7. If there are "Feeder" programs for all other or any other extra-curricular programs, list them all with starting or policy creation dates for these programs. 8. List the dates in which Rockford School District Board Members approved all "Feeder" programs. 9. List the chain of command for all employees under Dr. Ehren Jarrett (Superintendent). 10. List the chain of command for all employees under Matthew Vosberg (Deputy Superintendent). 11. List percentage (%) of staff racial makeup (administrators/principals and teachers) in the Rockford School District #205 (Whites and African-American) from 2005 to 2015. 12. Lis percentage of student racial makeup and enrollment from 2005 to 2015. 13. List percentage of racial makeup staff to student ration (staff % - student % from 2005 to 2015)

​Extension invoked-Granted in part denied in part, 5 ILCS 140/3.3, Chicago Tribune Co., 2014 Ill.App. (4th ) 130427.

​1/05/16​Yes, PDF​5.0
12/22/15

​James Heller, Director of Financial Aid

Rock Valley College

​A list of all High Schools Seniors who are expected to be graduating in the spring as well as their addresses.

​Granted. (List provided of all students who have not requested this directory information be withheld.)

 

​12/22/15​Yes, Excel spreadsheet of all students who did not indicate they would like this information withheld..5
​01/04/16​Reuben Jones, WREX TV​A copy of the document that includes the number and type of school security drills conducted by each RPS 205 school from 08/2012-12/31/2015. Please separate the information for each individual school year. ​Granted​01/08/16​Yes, PDF​3.5
​01/04/16​Allison Wang​​Record of the Consolidated Check Register from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 organized in an excel spreadsheet.

​Granted. Employee id numbers redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2,  140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).  

​01/06/16​Yes, Excel​2.0
​01/04/16​Maxwell Wang​Expenditures and payments to Alignment Rockford including records of board approval since July 1st, 2013.

​Granted

​01/08/16​Yes, PDF​2.5
​02/01/16​Allison Wang​Records of the votes and/or public discussion by the Board and/or the Operation Committee for Auburn Field House Change Order #001, #004, #005, #006, #007, #008, including but not limited to meeting agenda or minutes. For your reference, Board member Mr. Tim Rollins commented in the meeting of 01/26/2016 that the Change Orders were public discussed and brought to the Board. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S14n88eEg2U (from video time stamp:12 minutes 15 seconds)

​Pending

Granted

 

​2/5/16

2/11/16

​Yes, PDF​4
​02/09/16​Anonymous​A list of all teachers' last names (tenured, interim or otherwise) at Guilford High School as of 2/9/16.​Granted​02/11/16​Yes, PDF​.50
02/18/16

​Reuben Jones

WREX TV

​Document that includes the number and type of injuries by students on all outdoor high school athletic fields at RPS 205 from 02/01/2008-02/01/2016 with the injuries disaggregated by month,  school  and sport.​Pending - Granted in part and denied in part. Personal information redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b)(c).  Student Records are prohibited from disclosure under the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105 ILCS 10/1 et seq. and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)a. Student health and accident information is prohibited from disclosure pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2(c-5) and 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(a) and (c).​2/25/16​Yes, PDF mailed to requestor​​16.
2/19/16​Maralee Hanners, Paralegal - Donald M. Crave, P.C.​​For calendar year 2015, any contract or contracts entered into with Johnson Controls together with any schedules or attachments to those contacts; any invoices submitted by Johnson Controls; any change orders entered into with Johnson Controls.​Granted
​2/26/16​Yes, PDF​​7.5
​2/22/16​Ralph Padron​Regarding Richard Schroeder:  application and Resume, contract, cancelled check(s) for Ray and Associations whom placed Mr. Schroeder, emails and any written correspondence between Ray and Associates and RPS205 officials concerning his hiring, emails and any written correspondence between RPS and EA Dist. 131 concerning the above.​​Granted in part.  Personal information redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).  Draft documents redacted 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(f) 
​2/29/16​Yes, PDF​​2.5
​2/29/16​Sgt. Rodriguez U.S. Marine Corps​The names and addresses of Guilford Jr. and Sr. students that have not indicated they would like this information withheld.  ​Granted​3/2/16​Yes​​.25​
​3/3/16​Stan Zegel, Elections Director,
Citizens Participation Institute
​A map of the sub-districts from which the members of the Board of Education are elected.​Granted​3/4/16​Yes, link to website and PDF​​.50
3/15/16​Christian Castillo, NIU Student​Information on diversity information from the school district, such as; diversity recruitment, diversity retention, and other information.​​Pending, Granted
​3/22/16​Yes, PDF​.5
​3/16/16​Joshua Dwyer, Policy Director, One Chance Illinois​An electronic list of all courses offered at the high schools in District.​​Pending, Granted​3/16/15​Yes, Excel​​​.5
​3/28/16​Nathan Mihelich, Illinois Retired Teachers Association​The name, title and email address of all employees who are retiring or leaving the District in 2016.​Granted
​4/16/16​Yes, Excel​2.0
​3/30/16​Emily Clayton​All classes taken by Renaissance students of the class of 2016 and the class of 2015 their Junior and Senior years. Standardized test scores of Renaissance students of the class of 2016 and 2015.  Survey results for surveys given to students (5 essentials, etc.).  Distribution of grades for each semester of the class of 2015 and 2016’s Junior and Senior years of Renaissance students, organized by class.  Overall distribution of Renaissance students’ GPAs for the class of 2015 and 2016 unweighted and weighted separately, by semester and current.​Granted in part.  Student Records are prohibited from disclosure under the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105ILCS 10/1 et seq. and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)a.
4/6/16​​Yes, linto survey results and Excel​​1.5
​3/30/36​Kristen Humprey, Smart Procurement​Purchasing records from 12-23-15 through 3-30-16, including:  
1. Purchase order number;
2. Purchase date;
3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase);
4. Line item quantity;
5. Line item price;
6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address.

​Granted. Personal information redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).  
​4/20/16​Yes, Excel​​3
​3/31/16​Joseph R. Stevens​List of the schools that have a pool.  List of the operating expense of each pool annually.

 
A list of any significant repairs made to each pool over the last 5 years.  The initial cost of construction for each pool if known.

​Extension requested 4/7/16
Granted

 
​4/20/16​Yes, paper copies mailed​​7.5
4/8/16​Chris Andriessen, Illinois Policy Institute​Documents related to contracts between RSD205 and McGuirewoods Consulting, LLC that cover calendar year 2015; documents showing payments from the District to McGuirewoods consulting, LLC in 2015.​Granted
​4/15/16​Yes (PDF)​​4.5
​4/13/16​Thomas Paine​Communication from April 2015 to the present day involving any of the following people:  Michael P. Dunn Jr., Frank Haney, Patrick Murphy, Bob Trojan, Mike Mastroianni, RVC, Sam Overton, RVC, Mike Phillips, RVC,
Bob Stenstrom, Winnebago County Chairman Scott Christiansen, Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, City Administrator Jim Ryan, Dr. Ehren Jarrett, 
Pertaining to or referencing:
Barber Colman (possibly also referred to as BC, B. Colman or Barber C.), the Stenstrom Center for Career Education (possibly also referred to as Stenstrom, the Stenstrom Center or SCCE), the Samuelson Road Center (possibly also referred to as Samuelson, SRC or SAML), vo-tech center, vocational technical center or career and technical education center.

 
​Denied pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(f) which exempts from disclosure data considered to be preliminary to the formulation of policy and action and 5 ILCS 140/7(1) (r) which exempts documents relating to real estate negotiations until negotiations have been completed or otherwise terminated.​4/20/16​No​​20.5
​4/13/16​Christina Castillo, NIU Student​Documents describing:
1. How many teachers of color are in this district? And what is the percentage of students of color?
2. What best practices does your school use for minority retention and recruitment? 
3. Can you give us a sample curriculum for heritage months?
4. Does your school have a multicultural committee, and if so what do they do?
5. How diverse is your staff? How many Latinos, African Americans, Asians, Caucasians, etc does your school have?
6. What kind of retention program(s) do you have? 
7. Do you have an exit survey for your staff, if they are leaving the school? 

 
​Granted
​4/20/16​Yes (PDF)​​2.5
​4/20/16​Maralee Hanner, Paralegal, Donald M. Craven, Esp.​Copies of any videos or audio recordings of Board meetings in which the
current Ameresco contract was discussed.
2. Emails between any Ameresco employees and district employees
3. Emails between and architect or engineering firm and district employees
which refer to work performed under the Ameresco contract.
4. Copies of any Memorandum of Understanding and/or Letters of Intent
between the District and Ameresco.
5. Copies of any Request for Proposals or Invitations to Bid or any similar
public posting having to do with the Ameresco contract.
6. Copies of any and all Responses received related to the Request for Proposals
to which Ameresco was awarded the contract.

 
​Withdrawn by requestor​​1.5
​4/20/16​Kevin Stowe, Business Development Manager, Buchanan Energy​Documents describing previous bid on Diesel Fuel. (IFB 13-35) including a bid sheet/ bid tabulation, listing the bidding companies and their respective bid amounts and a bid sheet listing price above or below OPIS Average, rather than the Grand Total price, a copy of an invoice from the current contract.​Granted​​​
​4/21/16​Yes, PDF and link to website provided​​.5
​4/20/16​Norm Alpers, Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association​Names and attendance center for the teachers who are retiring from District 205 this school year.​Granted
​4/21/16​Yes, Excel​​1.0
​04/21/16​Victoria Clark, WREX, Channel 13​The number of 18 year olds who have dropped out of high school within the past 5 years​Granted
​4/27/16​Yes, e-mail​​3.5
​04/21/16​Kevin Stowe, Business Development Manager Buchanan Energy​Copy of the bid proposal for IFB 13-35 for diesel fuel.​Granted​4/21/16​Yes, link to documents posted on website​​.50
​04/21/16​Chelsea Clark, National Council on Teacher Quality​A list of institutions for whom you’ve placed student teachers within the last 2 years 
The following documents for the institutions listed below concerning elementary, secondary and/or special ed teacher prep candidates: 
 Rockford College 
-One copy of any student teaching agreement (aka student teaching contract, memoranda of understanding) 
-A blank copy of any letter, or other document from the institution, sent to principals or districts, specifying minimum criteria for cooperating teachers and/or explaining the process by which cooperating teachers are selected. 
-A blank copy of any forms or applications which principals or districts return to the institutions to provide information about potential cooperating teachers. 
 -A blank copy of any forms or applications completed by prospective cooperating teachers and returned to the teacher prep program. 
-A copy of emails or less formal means of communication with the institution which shed light on the student teaching placement process (including how cooperating teachers are selected) 
-District specific student teaching handbooks, guidelines, agreements, letters, forms, and applications communicated to institutions which shed light on the student teaching placement process. 

 
​Granted​
​4/28/16​Yes, PDF​​4.5
04/21/16​Kevin Stowe, Business Development Manager Buchanan Energy​Documents describing if the bid for diesel fuel (IFB13-35) was based on using the #1 diesel fuel as a winter additive mixed with #2 diesel fuel, or if the Board of Education requests a few loads of just #1 diesel fuel to be delivered directly into their underground tanks.​No responsive documents​5/4/16​N/A​​1.5
​04/22/16​Corin​​a Curry, Register Star​For the past 10 academic years (2005-06 through 2014-15) disaggregated by academic year:
the total number of days worked by substitute teachers; the total amount pa​id to substitute teachers; and the total number of substitute teachers that the District paid.

​Extension requested
Granted to the extent the District has res​ponsive documents (from 2012)
​5/9/16​Excel​8.0
​04/26/16​Alissa Mack, Eagle News​Total number of paid leave days broken down by category (i.e. sick, personal, vacation, etc.) that teachers and administrators took during the 2014-2015 academic year and the total number of teachers and administrators employed by the district. Total number of unused leave days paid out by the district and the corresponding cost to the district for the 2014-2015 school year broke down by teachers and administrators.  Total number of leave days both teachers and administrators have banked, broken down by teachers and administrators.  The District’s leave day policy for both teachers and administrators.​​Extension requested
Granted​
​5/4/16​Yes, email​5.0
04/28/16​Emily Clayton​Copies of the following:
Classes' Distributions of Grades (A,B,C, etc, or percentages) regarding Renaissance classes¬– or classes with a significant number of Renaissance students– with the title of the class, the teacher of the class, the total number of students in the class, and the number of Renaissance students in the class
Distribution of Unweighted GPAs for the Class of 2016 (Renaissance only as well as school wide)
Distribution of Unweighted GPAs for the Class of 2017 (Renaissance only as well as school wide)
Distribution of Weighted GPAs for the Class of 2016 (Renaissance only as well as school wide)
Distribution of Weighted GPAs for the Class of 2017 (Renaissance only as well as school wide)

​Pending
Granted in part and denied in part. Student Records are prohibited from disclosure under the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105ILCS 10/1 et seq. and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)a.
​5/11/16​Excel​​5.0
​5/12/16​Michael Spillson - Black Dog Corporation​The complete winning fuel bid from 2013. 
Four invoices and corresponding BOLs of diesel deliveries from the last 6 months. 

 
​Pending - Granted
​6/3/16​Yes, PDF​​.5
​5/13/16​Arnie Berg - Gas Depot OIl Co.​Bid tabulation for the current diesel bid, copy of any invoice from January, 2016 along with the paperwork that would have been dropped off by the driver for a load of diesel.​​Pending - Granted​6/3/16​Yes, PDF​.5
​5/17/16​Austin Giradot - Petroleum Traders Corporation​A complete copy of bid tabulations from your last awarded bid for diesel.
A copy of the original awarded vendor’s bid from your last awarded bid for diesel.
Two (2) invoices per month of your current contract delivered by your current vendor(s) and corresponding bill of ladings.

 
​Pending - Granted
​6/3/16​Yes, PDF​​.5
​5/15/16​Roy Ford​Information that shows: 1) who “specifically” recommended my termination and discharge, 2) who “specifically” decided the charge of “insubordination” and 3) who “specifically investigated the charge of “Insubordination” and other district policy violation used to justify the termination and discharge of my employment, 4)  who “specifically” approved my termination, and 5) documentation showing of what happened with other “insubordination” and “misconduct” cases” in the last 10 years.​Denied.  Requestor has asked for answers to questions rather than for public records pursuant to FOIA.  Requestor has not reasonably identified a public records from which the District could begin to search and retrieve responsive records.  ​
​5/20/16​Chris Girone​All email correspondence containing reference to specific student, all student records from the Sunguard database, also known as E-school, on a specific student.​Extension requested 5/27/16.  Granted in part.  Student Records are prohibited from disclosure under the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105 ILCS 10/1 et seq. and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)a.​6/6/16​Yes, Excel, PDF, paper copies​​1.0
5/27/16​Katie Andrews, Investigator, Better Government Association​Copies of any and all contracts, sub-contracts and any other agreements, as well as any and all proposals and bids submitted, for PMA Financial and any of its affiliates including but not limited to Forecast 5 Analytics, Prudent Man Advisors and PMA Securities, from May 1, 2011 to today. Please also include copies of any and all requests for proposal, bids and any other bid-related solicitations, as well as any and all bids and responses received, for any of the work that was ultimately performed by PMA Financial and its affiliates. 
Copies of documents sufficient to show how much money the district paid PMA Financial and its affiliates from May 1, 2011 to today and for what purpose. 
Any and all communication including but not limited to emails, letters, memos and meeting minutes that discuss or involve PMA Financial and its affiliates from May 1, 2011 to May 27, 2016

 
Request to narrow 6/2/16, 6/3/16, granted in part denied in part.  Personal signatures redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). Request for emails that discuss or involve MPA Financial and its affiliates from May 1, 2011 through May 27, 2016 denied as unduly burdensome.  5 ILCS 140/3(g)
6/6/16​Yes, PDF​4.5
​6/2/16​Charles Prorok, Prorok Law​Copy of the teacher evaluation plan referenced in collective bargaining agreement​Granted
​6/2/16​Yes, PDF​.25
​6/15/16​​Valentina Stanke - Chicagoland Construction​Bid Results/Tabulations or Award for: 
06/10/2016   School District No. 205 - East High School Pool Renovations and Upgrades.

 
​Granted
​6/23/16​Yes, PDF​.25
​6/17/16​Allison Wang​Any and all copies of the "Rockford Public Schools Vendor Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form" that Rockford Structures Construction Co., Stenstrom Companies, and Vissering Construction Co. submitted to the district from January 1, 2008 to present. Please include the date(s) of submission. ​Granted
​6/24/16​Yes, PDF​2.0
​6/22/16​Shea Gilliam - Verizon​A copy of any and all wireless contracts, pending agreements, or awards in regards to the Rockford School District. ​Granted
​7/1/16​Yes, PDF​1.0
​6/23/16​Fortunato Salamone - Laborers' International Union Local 72Certified weekly payroll reports for Kinsale Contracting Group-East High School project.
​Granted. Personal information including social security numbers, employee IDs and signatures redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​6/24/16​Yes, PDF​1.0
​6/23/16​Stephen M. Goba - Illinois Procurement Preparation Co.​A copy of the payment bond provided by Rockford Structures for the West View Additions and Renovations.​Granted
​6/29/16​Yes, PDF​​1.0
​6/24/16​Allison Wang​A copy of "Rockford Public Schools Vendor Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form" that Stenstrom Companies, Rockford Structures Construction Co., Winter Construction Inc, Cord Construction Co., and Schmeling Construction Co. submitted for Bid 16-19 Gregory Elementary School Additions.  A copy of "Rockford Public Schools Vendor Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form" that Cord Construction, Stenstrom Companies, Ringland Johnson Construction, and Larson and Larson Builders submitted for Bid 15-57 Welsh Elementary School Additions and Renovations. ​Granted. Personal signatures redacted Such personal, private information, is not subject to disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, and the redacted portions of these documents are exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b)(c).  
​6/28/16​Yes, PDF​1.0
​6/27/16​Alice Engle - Verizon​Information on the Rockford SD 205 contracts for cellular/wireless services pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. Please provide copies of all current agreements for wireless and cellular service.​Granted, duplicative request
​7/1/16​Yes, PDF​0
​6/23/16​Jerri Copeland​Records regarding specifically named student and an investigation into the student’s transfer to a different school.​Denied pursuant to FOIA.  Student Records are prohibited from disclosure under the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105 ILCS 10/1 et seq. and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)a.  Record Auth. provided​7/1/16​No​​5.0
​7/6/16​Brendan Bakala - Illinois Policy Institute​​Names and number of teachers who pay fair share dues.​Granted
​7/13/16​Yes, Excel​​2.
​7/8/16​Valentina Stanke Chicagoland Construction​Bid tab for Washington Academy Asbestos Abatement Project.​Granted
​7/13/16​Yes, Excel​​.25
7/21/16​Gabriella Lauricella - Smart Procure​Purchasing records from 2016-04-20 to current including: 1. Purchase order number, 2. Purchase date, 3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase), 4. Line item quantity, 5. Line item price, 6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address, and 7. What is the beginning of your fiscal year?Granted
​7/22/16​Yes, Excel​​.5
​7/21/16​Charles Prorok - Charles Prorok Law​Plan for Improvement for each teacher at West Middle School who received needs improvement evaluation.​Denied, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)j.  ​7/28/16​No​​1.
​8/4/16​Diane Rado - Chicago Tribune​1. The names/types of courses for which a placement process is used to enroll incoming freshmen, usually “core” courses such as English and math.  Not all courses involve a placement process.
2 The names of any and all tests used in the placement process.
3. The precise cut off scores on each of the tests that determine the type/level of courses in which an incoming freshman will be placed, such as honors or general courses. For example, a student might need a 25 on the English subtest of the EXPLORE test to be placed in an honors English course.
4. A description of any specific, additional factors that go into the placement process, such as grades and teacher recommendations. If teacher recommendations are used, how often?
5. Any and all information given to parents that explains the level or rigor of the courses in which an incoming freshman is placed.  If a school labels courses in a different way than the state’s categories – remedial, general, enriched, honors --  please provide the names of those labels at the local level, and state whether parents are provided these labels. Please state whether a high school still offers remedial courses -- some districts have eliminated the remedial designation and combined it with the designation for general classes.
6. Any forms used to allow parents to appeal and change a placement decision by the school. If appeals/waivers are not allowed, please state that. If the appeals/waivers are limited in any way, such as allowing a student to go up one level in course rigor, but not two or more, please state that. Please provide a blank waiver/appeal form.
7. The number of appeals/waivers requested by parents or guardians of incoming freshmen, by subject, for each of the following school years, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, and the number of appeals/waivers approved by each high school for each subject involved. Please provide this information for each high school in the district.
8. The number of appeals/waivers requested by parents or guardians of sophomores, juniors and seniors, by subject, for each of the following school years, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, and the number of appeals/waivers approved by each high school for each subject involved. Please provide any other information about how the placement process works for sophomore, junior and senior students. Please provide the appeal/waiver information for each high school in the district.

 
Granted following extension
​8/17/16​Yes, Excel, PDF​​10
​​8/8/16​Sinthu Ramalingam - One Chance IllinoisDoes your district have an acceleration policy?
If yes, does it allow students to enter Kindergarten early?
If yes, does it allow students to enter first grade early?
If yes, does it allow students to take classes at a higher level than their current grade?
If yes, does it allow students to skip grades?

​Granted
​8/12/16​Yes​1.0
8/9/16​Soule, Bradtke & Lambert Attorneys at Law - Jennifer Soule​1. Documents showing the total funding generated by the Capital Bond Referendum (CBR) for repair/construction of District 205 schools from January 1, 2013 to the present. 2. The District’s Ten Year Facilities Plan, including a schedule of projects and budgeted dollar amounts for each.  3. Documents listing and sufficient to describe all projects for which Stenstrom Companies (or “Stenstrom” or “Stenstrom Contactors”) submitted bids to the District from 2010 to present.  For each such project provide:  a. all submitted bids including the bid of Stenstrom Companies, b. bid tabulations, c. documents reflecting the date and description of the contract awards, d. the contract, including description of scope of work, e. documents reflecting contract amounts, work and payment schedules. f, documents reflecting all change orders requested, g. documents reflecting actions to approve or disapprove any change orders and/or contract modifications, h. final pay estimates, i. conflict of interest forms/disclosures, j. documents and reports showing the total payments on the contract, and k. Board agenda and minutes relating to award and supervisions of such contacts, including list of attendees.  4. From 2012 to present, provide documents including but not limited to notes, e-mails, memos, bid forms, etc., showing discussions or provisions for or relating to inclusion of women and minority businesses (WBE, MBE, DBE) in District construction processes, projects and bids concerning its Ten Year Facilities Plan or CBR, including any projects identified in response to Request No. 3 above.  5. Any and all correspondence, emails notes or other written material regarding any potential conflicts of interest concerning or between Superintendent Ehren Jarrett and any Stenstrom Companies, including disclosures of employment or ownership in Stenstrom Companies by/of Robert Stenstrom Christy Stenstrom Jarrett and Ehren Jarrett.  This documentation shall include but not be limited to correspondence, memos, e-mails, analysis, opinions, Board minutes, reports, professional opinions (including by Lori Hoadley and Tom Bueschel) relating to the Stenstrom Jarrett relationship(s).  6.  From January 2015 to present, provide any and all information District 205 was required to or agreed to produce to any FOIA requestor by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Public Access Counselor or in response to a Request for Review to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
7. Any written material, including correspondence and email discussions, relating to an ownership interest of Dr. Ehren Jarrett in Jarrett Homes, located at the business address of 2420 20th St. Rockford, IL 61104.  8. Any notes, correspondence, emails from/by/to District Board member Tim Rollins relating to the subject of potential conflicts of interest concerning Stenstrom Companies and the District.  9.  Notes, correspondence, memos, e-mails sufficient to identify utilization of any minority or women businesses in any projects identified in Request No. 3, above. 10. Documentation showing the start date for Dr. Ehren Jarrett and the appointment date if different to the position of District Superintendent.  11. From 2010 to present, provide documents sufficient to identify Board and staff members involved in District contracting procedures and approvals, including name, title, job description, employment/appointment start and end date (if applicable). 12. Any report or reports showing or sufficient to show total funds paid by the District to Stenstrom Companies in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 to date.
13. Documents sufficient to show funds paid to Thomas Bueschel for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 to date. 14. Any District memos and correspondence relating to the relationship of Ellen Bueschel, former Superintendent and Thomas Bueschel.  Provide start date for the services of Thomas Bueschel to the District. 15. Documents sufficient to show funds paid by the District to Hinshaw & Culbertson and/or Thomas Lester for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 to date. 16. List of all District projects (in whole or part) from 2010 to present awarded to woman or minority owned business, either as general contractor or subcontractor.  Provide documents sufficient to identify the percentage of all District contracts or subcontracts awarded to women and minority businesses and the total dollar amount awarded to such businesses. 17. Documents sufficient to show or summarize the total percentage of District projects, by dollar amount, awarded to Stenstrom Companies to date using CBR funds.
18. A copy of any documents showing plans or attempts to utilize women and/or minorities in the District’s solicitation or award of bid processes from 2010 to present. 19. Provide bid tabulations for the Auburn High School Project, showing low bid and award of project data.  Include copies of any change orders issued to Stenstrom, low bidder for the Auburn High School project.  Provide final pay estimate showing total dollars paid to Stenstrom on the Auburn High School project. 20. Bid tabulations for the Auburn Health Center and final pay estimate to the awarded contractor. 21. Any internal memos relating to the Auburn Health Center and whether or not Stenstrom Companies could bid as general contractor. Documents directed to Stenstrom showing District 205 emails, memos notes and letters between Lori Hoadley, Thomas Bueschel, Thomas Lester, and/or Ehren Jarrett, etc. relating to the conflict issue.  Provide any comparisons between District 205 practices and federal legislation as it relates to conflict of interest and school employees, particularly Ehren Jarrett.  Include any comments/ statements by Dr. Jarrett. 22. Concerning Barbour Elementary School Improvement Project- IFB No. 16-40, provide the bid tabulations for the project, including award letter for low bidder.  Any internal memos-emails, etc. Provide any written documents showing utilization or requirements for woman or minority owned business.  A. Provide any change orders issued for this project. B. the final pay estimate for this project. C. the conflict of interest for the low bidder.  23. Concerning Bid 16-56, Nashold Elementary School Site Access and Paving Renovations project, provide the bid tabulations, the award letter for the low bidder, documents showing or addressing utilization of woman or minority owned businesses and any pay estimates or change orders for this project.

Pending-extension agreement reached 9/13/16- awaiting payment for copies​
Granted
​11/17/16​Yes, paper and electornic documents provided​​25.
​7/20/16​Waypoint - Sherry Feltner​With regard to the 2016 food bid, documents describing accurate usages for production purposes including winning distributor, product codes and quantities relating to the District’s pricing.  ​Granted (commercial request)​8/12/16​Yes​1.0
​7/5/16​Waypoint - DeAnn Lopez​With regard to the 2016 food bid, documents describing accurate usages for production purposes including winning distributor, product codes and quantities relating to the District’s pricing.  ​Granted (commercial request)​8/12/16​Yes​​0
​8/18/16​Joshua Jones, Illinois Attorney General Public Access Bureau​Mr. Raymond Serio, B70625 Pontiac Correctional Center, sent to the PAC a request for review of his request for copies of documents filed in Rock River Times v. Rockford Public School District 205 including:  Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment; 2. Plaintiff’s memorandum(s) of law in support of their Motion for Summary Judgment; 3. All Plaintiff’s responses, replies, and any supplemental briefing ordered by the Court for summary judgment; and 4. The order of the circuit court and any memorandum issued in ruling on the Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment specifically the final judgment before any motions to reconsider.  ​Granted​8/25/16​Yes​​4.0
​8/17/16​Karen Vilic, Carpenters Local 792​​Certified payroll for blind installers for calendar year 2016 to present.​Extension invoked –Granted​8/30/16​Yes, PDF​​3.0
8/25/16​Sara Nonevski, Parents for Gifted Education​Director information for Marshall Middle School student directory​​pending - agreement reached to extend deadline.
Granted in part
denied in part.
Personal email
address
exempt. 5 ILCS
140/2,
140/7(1)(b)(c)

​10/26/16 and 11/17/16​Yex, Excel​​8.5
​8/30/16​Barry Mershon​1. Provide public documents showing the maximum capacity of students for each school for the last (10) ten years. 2. Provide public documents showing the enrollment at the beginning and end of each school year for the last (10) ten years. 3. Provide RPS 205 yearly budgets versus actual spending for the last (10) ten years including a breakdown of spending at each school. 4. Provide graduation rate at each high school for the last (10) ten years. 5. Provide cost per student comparison to all schools in IL over the last (10) ten years. 6. Provide retention rate of students in RPS 205 over the last (10) ten years. 7. Provide any cost saving measures RPS 205 has implemented over the last (10) ten years and the savings they have provided.​9/2/16 request narrowed to electronic documents readily available-Pending​
​9/12/16​Yes, CD, PDF, Excel​​8.0
​9/1/16​Jennie Smith, ACME Research​For fiscal year ending in 2016, for any payee other than an employee or student, who was paid a cumulative total amount of $10,000 or more, provide the payee name, address, and the cumulative total dollar amount paid to the payee over the relevant time period.​​Pending
Granted
​9/15/16​Yes, Excel​1.0
9/18/16​Lynn Williamson - Interflex​A copy of the contract item list for the Kitchen Equipment Bid (16-46) and the Milk/Dairy Products Bid (16-66) and also the 2016/2017 renewal pricing for the Nutrition Services Groceries and Supplies (14-55) and the Bread and Buns (14-66) including a list of each line item on the contract, listing the estimated usage, cost per bid unit, pack size, awarded vendor, and brand. ​Granted
​9/8/16​Yes, PDF​​2.5
​9/7/16​Raymond Serio​Documents filed in Case 10 MR 0769 (Illinois Press Association v. Rockford Public School District) including:  Plaintiff’s Complaint and exhibits; and Plaintiff’s response to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss.​No responsive documents​9/13/16​No​​1.0
​9/11/16​Reuben Jones - WREX TV​Documents that describe the number of students who received care or were recommended to receive treatment/care for an eating disorder (or bulimia or anorexia) from 09/01/2010-09/01/2016 including whether the student was a student-athlete, what sports he or she played, what type of eating disorder the student was diagnosed with, what the outcome of the treatment was (did they continue to play the sport). ​No responsive documents​9/13/16​No​​1.0
9/13/16​Raymond Serio​Documents filed in Case 10 MR 0769 (Illinois Press Association v. Rockford Public School District) including:  1. Plaintiff’s Petition for attorney’s fees, costs and civil penalties; 2. Plaintiff’s reply to Defendant’s response for attorney’s fees, costs and civil penalties; and 3. All memorandums of law filed by Plaintiff in support of Petition for attorney’s fees costs and civil penalties, and Plaintiff’s reply to Defendants response for attorney’s fees costs and civil penalties.​No responsive documents​9/13/16​No​​.25
9/15/16​Katie Drews - Better Government Association​1. Records showing results of any and all lead testing of water sources at district schools from August 1, 2011 to the present.  Please also provide details of the lead testing, including — but not limited to — who performed the testing and how it was completed. 2. Any and all communication including — but not limited to — emails, letters, memos and meeting minutes about lead testing of water sources at district schools from Jan. 1, 2016 to today. Please be sure to include communication that was sent to parents, as well as records showing any and all discussion among staff, board members, vendors and others. ​Granted​9/22/16​Yes, PDF​​6.0
9/20/16​Kevin Haas - Rockford Register Star​Copy of all communication between administrators and between administrators and staff regarding the national anthem and/or Auburn High School football from Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 to Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.​Granted in part.  Personal email addresses redacted. 5 ILCS 140/2 Student record information redacted. 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(a).  
Additional documents  covered by attorney/client privilege.

 
​9/27/16​Yes, paper​​8.5
9/22/16​Mindy Ruckman - Illinois Policy Institution​Documents showing:  1. The end of year total payroll summary, including total covered wages and number of employees from July 1, 2009 – June 31, 2016, separated out by fiscal year. 2. Documents showing the annual total costs of workers compensation to your unit including- any settlement payments, indemnity payments, medical payments, etc. 3. Documents showing how many workers compensation claims were filed each fiscal year against your unit from July 1, 2009 – June 31, 2016. 4.     Is the unit of government self-insured? If the school district has a workers compensation insurer, please provide documents showing the total amount of premium payments made to the insurance company from July 1, 2009 – June 31, 2016 and separated by year as responsive to the document request made in item #2. Also, does the unit of government have excess insurance? If so, please provide documents showing those payments as well.​Granted
​9/30/16​Yes, PDF, Excel​​3.5
9/27/16​Steve Sierra - Construct Connect​With regard to solicitation # 16-03-0-2016, provide documents describing who was awarded as the general contractor when this was rebid as well as the construction start and projected completion dates.​Granted​9/30/16​Yes, pdf and link to website​​1.0
​9/27/16​Fortunato Salamone - Laborer's Local 32​List of all contracts awarded to the Kinsale Contracting Group in 2015-2016. Copies of certified weekly payroll reports to date for Kinsale Contracting Group on all contracts in 2015-2016.​Granted in part. Personal, private information exempt.  5 ILCS 140/2, 140/7(1)(b)(c).  ​9/29/16​Yes, pdf​​1.5
​9/26/16​Laura Misek - KeyImpact Sales & Systems​A copy of the bid awards and/or order guides for School Year 2016-2017 to include awarded Distributor, Manufacturer’s product description and/or code number and case price for each line item for bid 14-55 Nutrition Services Groceries and Supplies.​Granted
​9/30/16, 10/3/16​Yes, pdf and link to website​2.5
10/6/16​Danielle Nunez​List of all contracts awarded to the Environmental Assurance in 2015-2016. Copies of certified weekly payroll reports to date for Environmental Assurance on all contracts in 2015-2016.
Documents describing: 
1) What has been the success rate for students who attend RPS 205 Summer Program aka Camp Journey?
2) What have been projected expenditures for this program from 2011-2016?
3) How many students return each year to this program?
4) Have there been surveys or polls to track performance and success for continued funding?
5) If so, of those sent out, how many return?

​Extension invoked
Granted
​10/19/16​Yes, email​​4.5
​10/6/16​Fortunato Salamone, Laborers' Local 32​List of all contracts awarded to the Environmental Assurance in 2015-2016. Copies of certified weekly payroll reports to date for Environmental Assurance on all contracts in 2015-2016.​Granted in part. Personal, private information exempt.  5 ILCS 140/2, 140/7(1)(b)(c).  
(personal addresses and social security numbers redacted)

 
​10/13/16​Yes, PDF​3.
​10/7/16​Karen Hoffman​Documents describing actions which were taken by or against Jeanne Oddo by District 205, specifically referring to Whitehead Elementary School and Flinn Middle School beginning January 1,2010 to present as a result of her interactions with school administration or teachers as well as any security personnel. Please include any actions concerning threats of any type made by Jeanne Oddo and the resulting actions taken by the school district.  ​Granted in part. Personal, private information exempt.  5 ILCS 140/2, 140/7(1)(b)(c).  
(personal address and signatures redacted)

 
​10/13/16​Yes, PDF​​8.5
​10/17/16​Ruthie Harvey​The most recent maps/designs/plans that identify the proposed and existing ROW alignments for the land acquisition activities near Lincoln Middle School and Kishwaukee Elementary School. ​Granted
​10/18/16​Yes, PDF​​.5
10/18/16​Dan Boris, Service Employees International Union Local 73​A list of all employees of Rockford School District 205 with the following headers:                                                          
1. A non-social security number unique identifier such as employee or payroll ID #
2. Employee last name, first name
3. Employment status (full time, part time)
4. Standard hours worked per week
5. Hourly rate
6. Annual salary  (if applicable)
7. Job title
8. Job title code (if applicable)
9. Work location name (if applicable)
10. Work address (if applicable)
11. Work phone (if applicable)
12. Work email (if applicable)
13. Status of position (permanent, temporary, civil service, non-civil service, if applicable)
14. Union designation (if Non-union, please indicate, otherwise indicate which bargaining unit and labor union this position falls under)
15. Standard union dues deducted per pay period
16. Pay periods per year

​Pending
Granted
​​10/25/16​Yes​4
10/19/16​Thomas Hammer​Student records of specific former student​Denied. Student records prohibited from disclosure under the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105 ILCS 10/1 et seq. and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)a.

​10/19/16​No. Student Record authorization form provided.​​.25
​10/26/16​Shajaira Lopez, Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages​First name, last name, and Rockford Public Schools email address of all K-12 teachers, assistant principals, principals, and bilingual coordinators. Granted
​11/2/16​Yes​1.0
10/26/16​Dina Sipiora, Beloit College​1. District wide budget allocated for field trips for grades pre-school through fifth in the Rockford Public Schools? 
2. School district policies regarding: 
What is considered an informal learning opportunity? 
If so, who decides what an informal learning opportunity is? Is this decision left to the district administration or is it the building principal's decision?
Where students are allowed to go, do they have to stay in town or are they allowed to visit informal learning institutions out of town?
Which students get to attend the field trips, specifically discipline polices for students who may not attend the field trip?
How many field trips per year are classrooms/schools allowed to take?
Are there fee reductions for field trips based on a student's socio economic status?

 
​Granted (to the extent the District maintains responsive documents)
​11/2/16​Yes, PDF, links to website​​3.5
10/26/16​Gabriella Lauricella, Smart Procurement​Any and all purchasing records from 2016-07-22 to current. Specifically:
1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number 
2. Purchase date 
3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase)
4. Line item quantity 
5. Line item price
6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address
7. What is the beginning of your fiscal year?

 
​Granted
​11/17/16​Yes, Excel​​3.5
​11/3/16​Johanna Epperson 
MDR, A Dun & Bradstreet Company
​A list of all the staff in Rockford School District 205 IL at both the administrative office and school sites for the 2016-2017 school year including:
Name, Work Location Name (ie. District or School Name)
Work Location Full Address (street, city, State and zip code)
Position/job title description (i.e. Supt, Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Librarian, Custodian etc.)
For each Teacher - the subject(s) and/or grade teaching (i.e. Biology, Grade 5, Geometry 8th grade)
Code Numbers for position and/or subject taught
Staff’s E-mail address, Ethnicity, Years’ Experience, Salary
Highest Degree.

 
​Granted- request for ethnicity, years’ experience and highest degree rescinded by agreement.​11/17/16​Yes, Excel​​4.0
​11/9/16​Marie Coats​All documents related to a specific incident at Guildford High School along with the information related to my transfer request.  ​Denied. Student records are prohibited from disclosure under the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105ILCS 10/1 et seq. and exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)a. ​11/15/16​N/A​​3.5
​11/11/16​Audrey Moon, WREX​Records of all helmet data collected during the 2016 football season in reference to the 45 Riddell InSite Impact Response System helmets worn by Rockford Public Schools football players this season. Additionally, information on the number of concussions recorded during the RPS 205 football season. Which schools did these players attend? Please also answer how long players who suffered concussions sat out during games or practices. And how many concussions occurred during games and how many occurred during practices?
​Granted (extension invoked)​11/29/16​Yes​​6.50
​11/15/16​Jared Better Government AssociationRutecki

​1.) Collective Bargaining Agreements: Any and all current collective bargaining agreements, including but not limited to union contracts with teachers. If a union is currently operating under an expired contract, please include it.                                           
2.) Administrator Contracts: Any and all employment/personnel agreements and contracts with current administrators, including but not limited to superintendents and principals. 
3.) Budget: The approved operating and capital budgets for the 2016-17 school year. 
4.) Legal Settlements: Any and all legal settlements entered into, signed, or otherwise adopted from August 1, 2015 to present.  
5.) Payroll: Documents sufficient to show the names and corresponding job titles and salaries of any and all district employees and board members as of today (In other words, the current payroll records that include names, positions and pay for all employees, not just teachers and administrators). 

 
​Granted
​11/17/16​Yes, PDF, Excel​​2
11/16/16​Sgt. John Gil, Recruiter 
USMC, Recruiting Sub-Station
​Current mailing list for all junior and senior students at Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson high schools whose parents have not requested this information be withheld.​Granted​11/23/16​Yes, Excel​​1.5
​11/29/16​Corina Curry, Register Star​A list of all students in Rockford Public Schools who have been suspended or expelled the past five years identified by gender, race and age.Granted in part.  Student group sizes of less than 10 redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(a)
​12/6/16​Yes, Excel​​5.0
12/5/16​Jessica Kreamer, Bid Desk Analytics​Awarded bid documents for Art Renewal for Art Supplies comparable to bid 9-29.​Granted- no responsive documents​12/7/16​No​​5
12/12/16​Lynn Williamson, Interflex​A product usage report/utilization report/velocity report for all items delivered to Rockford School District 205 in the category of food, beverages, bread, dairy, disposables, and any other commodity falling within the broad scope of food service covering the time period of July 1st, 2016 - September 30th, 2016.​Granted
​1/4/17​Yes​​4.0
12/29/16​Denny Wallace​Pre-K, Early Childhood and Kindergarten through 12th grade enrollment for school year beginning 2004 to present including GED enrollment.  Charter School Enrollment Numbers by School and Grade 2009 to present.  Projected K-12 enrollment from 2004 to 2020.​​Pending; Granted
1/13/17​Yes, Pdf and links to reports​​6.0
​1/9/17​Nathan Mihelich, Illinois Retired Teachers Association​Copies of any communications, written or electronic, regarding the retirement of any teacher or administrator for the 2016-2017 school year.​Granted
​1/11/17​Yes,  email list​​2.0​
​1/19/17​​Corina Curry, Rockford Register Star​Lead testing of drinking water in Rockford Public Schools.  (lead testing results and copies of communications from the District to parents regarding the le testing results.)Granted
​1/17/17​Yes, PDF​​2.0
​1/18/17​Corina Curry, Rockford Register Star​1. A list of all students in Rockford Public Schools who have been suspended (in-schools and out-of-school) and expelled the past five years identified by gender, race and age.
2. The code for the behavior for which each student was disciplined and a corresponding list of the codes and their meanings.
3. A document that outlines any code changes made during the past five years
4. I would ask that the data be sorted and totaled to reflect the number of students that received an in-school suspension each year -- how many are male each year, how many are female each year, how many are white each year, how many are black each year, how many are Hispanic, how many are Asian and how many are two or more races. I would ask for the same information for out-of-school suspensions and expulsions as well.
5. I would also ask for the data to be sorted and totaled so it reflects of the total number of in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions and expulsions given each year and the total number of students disciplined each year.  

​Pending - Withdrawn
1/20/17​Mary Zellens - Impact​1. Lease and maintenance or service contracts pertaining to all copier and print equipment used by the school/district
2. Contracts pertaining to any managed print services and outsourced managed IT program used by t5he school/district
3. Current invoices.

 
​Granted
​1/24/17​Yes, paper copies​​1.0
​1/26/17​Allison Wang​Consolidated Check Register report for all checks and/or fund transfer(s) issued from June 1, 2011 to January 24, 2017, organized in an Excel spreadsheet​Granted
​2/2/17​Yes, Excel​​3.0
2/1/17​Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, Shriver National Center on Poverty Law​1. Any and all contractual agreements between the School district and the Rockford police department
2. A list of all police officers assigned to schools in the school district
3. All arrests made inside a school district school and underlying offense during the 2015-2016 school year
4. All arrests made inside a school district school and the underlying offense during the 2014-2015 school year
5. Any and all incident reports in a school district school involving a police officer in the 2015-2016 school year 
6. Any and all incident reports in a school district school involving a police officer in the 2015-2016 school year 
7. Any and all complaints made to the school district regarding a police officer.

 
​Granted - extension invoked
​2/15/17​Yes, Excel spreadsheet & pdf docs.​​5.0
2/6/17​Ed Sadlowski, Council 31 AFSCME, AFL-CIO​Compensation report for all Rockford Public School District No. 205 employees who have a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 per year; total compensation package means salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.  Our request includes all data and assumptions for each of the last four (4) Fiscal Years (FY 14, FY15, FY16, and FY17). Specifically, please provide a roster of each individual, their respective job classification and title, date of hire, and corresponding data for each variable.​Granted
​2/13/16​Yes - links to website and PDF documents provided​​2.5
​2/7/17James Merideth​From 2008 -2017 regarding RCM Technology/healthcare provide:  1. Rfp for RCM Healthcare and Rockford school district. 2. Copy of original RFP sent out to the public. 3. Any emails between RCM Technology/ healthcare / Nancy Carrington and Mary Fisher. 4. RCM healthcare original Application and any additional documents needed for the RFP license, insurance,ect.5. RCM Billing. 6. List of all RCM nurses ,dates placed in Rockford school and license. 7. Any recommendations letters or emails. 8. Score sheet/ report cards stating there (sic) evaluation.​Granted
​2/16/17​Excel and PDF documents​​6.0
​2/21/17​Amelia Pak-Harvey, Education Reporter, Las Vegas Review Journal​A contract or MOU, if any exists, of CFO Nikki Thorn's employment with the Rockford Public Schools district. If none exists, I would just be looking for her current salary amount.​Granted
​2/21/17​Link to BoardDocs and copy of Exec Summary provided.​.25
​2/22/17​Gabriella Lauricella, Smart Procurement​All purchasing records from 2016-11-10 to current including:1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number; 2. Purchase date; 3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase); 4. Line item quantity; 5. Line item price; 6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address; and7. What is the beginning of your fiscal year?​Granted
​2/27/17​Yes, Excel​.50
​2/24/17​Peter Zizzo, Affordable Welding​Documents describing the winning dollar amount and contractor for the metals (CSI division 05) component of the recent open bid for your IFB-25 (Rockford Public School District 205 School A, Zone 2 held on February 15, 2017.​Granted
​3/2/17​Link to website​.50
​2/27/17​Denise Pearson​Data regarding the performance of students in District along with demographics please​Granted
​3/2/17​Link to State report cards provided​.25
2/28/17​Molly Hawkins, JP Cullen​A copy of all bids and all supporting documents received from the Rockford School District RPS205, School A Zone 2 that was bid on 2/17/17 at 2:00 p.m.​Granted
​3/3/17​Yes, PDF​​.50
​3/8/17​Nathan ;Mihelich, Illinois Retired Teachers Association​A list of the teachers and administrators who have indicated they intend to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year (updated from previous response sent 1/11/17).​Granted
​3/8/17​Yes, e-mail​1.0
​3/9/17​Allison Wang​Consolidated Check Register report for all checks and/or fund transfer(s) issued since January 1, 2017, organized in an Excel spreadsheet.​Granted
​3/14/17​Yes, Excel​1.0
​3/16/17​Martin V. Torres, Latino Policy Forum​For each of the following school years: 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-2017: 
Total number of kindergarteners in each elementary school
The demographic composition of kindergarteners in each elementary school using the following, or similar, variables:
o American Indian and Alaska Native alone
o Asian alone
o Black or African American alone
o Hispanic or Latino of any race
o Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander alone
o White alone
o Some other race alone
o Two or more races
The number of kindergarteners in each elementary school who are designated as English learners
The home language used by kindergarteners who are designated as English learners at each elementary school
The number of kindergarteners in each elementary school who are enrolled in a TBE program 
The number of kindergarteners in each elementary school who are enrolled in a TPI program
The number of kindergartener teachers in each elementary school who have an early childhood education Professional Educator License
The number of kindergartener teachers in each elementary school who have an elementary education Professional Educator License 
The number of kindergartener teachers in each elementary school who have a PEL and either a special education endorsement, a bilingual education endorsement or an ESL endorsement.
The number of teachers with a bilingual endorsement each elementary school needs to meet the bilingual education workforce requirements associated with Article 14C of the school code
The number of teachers with an ESL endorsement each elementary school needs to meet the bilingual education workforce requirements associated with Article 14C of the school code

 
​Pending - Granted 
​3/31/17 and 4/4/17​Yes, PDF, Excel​4.5
​3/20/17​Mike Eddy, Stein's Aircraft Services, LLC​Copies of all bid responses and supporting documents for RPS205 bid No. 17-25.​Granted
​3/22/17​Yes, PDF​.50
​3/20/17​Norm Alpers, Winn. Cty. Retired Teachers Association​A list of teachers/administrators who have notified District 205 of their intent to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year including district e-mail address and their current school assignment.​Granted
​3/22/17​Yes, Excel​.50
​3/20/17​Dan Matzen, R.L. Sohol General Contractor, Inc.​Subcontractors List for New Elementary School A.  Payment Application AIA-G702/703 form.​Granted
​3/22/17​Yes, PDF
(Subcontractor list provided.  No pay application submitted to District at this time)

​.25
​3/24/17Thomas McGreanne, Lakeside International TrucksCopies of the competitive quotes for the Engine T444E ​Granted
4/4/17​Yes, PDF2.0
​3/28/17​Tammy Merwin, TimeClock PlusAny documents that list the cost of the Kronos system and the contract terms​Granted
​4/4/17​Yes, PDF​​1.50
​3/29/17​Corina Curry, Register StarThe racial breakdown of students attending schools in the school district in the following years: 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.Along with this list of schools and the racial makeup of students attending each school, I’m also asking for the total number of students at each school and identification of special programs such as gifted, CAPA, Montessori, year-round, dual language or magnet existing at the school during that year and the percentage of students at each school that met or exceeded state testing standards for that year. If there is no state testing standard for the year, please provide the results of reading and math achievement tests used by the district that year to assess student achievement by school.   ​Granted
​4/4/17 ​Link to State Report Card​​2.0
​3/29/17​Peter Li, Imagetec L.P.A copy of the current copier lease.​​Pending
Granted
​4/12/17​Yes, copies (awaiting payment)​​4.5
​3/29/17​Jessica Kreamer, BidDesk AnalyticsAwarded bid results for custodial supplies​Granted
​4/4/17​Yes, link to website posting​​.5
​04/11/17​Gloria Talamantez - 1st American Pension ServicesCurrent listing of ALL 2016-2017 Full-Time Employees; Current Campus; Occupation; School E-mail Address; Salary; Years of Service; Mobile Phone Number.​Granted
​4/17/16​Yes, Excel​​4.0
​4/12/17​Scott Picken - WTVO/WQFR​The salaries for the following RPS 205 employees on January 1, 2017, January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2015.

 
Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent
Dr. Heidi Houy, Executive Director, College and Career Readiness
Heidi Dettman, Executive Director of Curriculum
Todd Schmidt, Chief Operations Officer
Nicole Thorn, Chief Financial Officer
Colleen Cyrus, Executive Director, Special Education
Angela Hite-Carter, Executive Director, Student Services 

 
​Granted
​4/18/17​Yes, e-mail response​​1.0
​4/16/17​Reuben Jones, WREXA copy of the document that includes information pertaining to the employee strike that occurred from 03/15/2017-03/17/2017. Please include documents reflecting additional pay for breakfast and lunch aids who worked longer hours than normal during the strike, documents that say the number of staff and the amount of hours volunteers assisted with meal service, documents reflecting additional pay for teachers who worked earlier or later than their contractual rate of $22.50 during the strike, invoices for security including but not limited to: additional security staff, materials (equipment and supplies), additional police staffing during the strike, documents that contain all legal costs relating to three labor unions associated with strike (03/15-03/17) during the time period from 03/01-03/31, 2017.​​Pending/ Granted
​4/28/17 ​Yes, Excel​​6.5
​4/24/17​Kim Thielbar, Prairie State Legal​CICS Jackson Charter contract, including any renewals​Granted
​4/25/17​PDF​.5
​5/5/17​Denise Pearson​A fact sheet on outsourcing and proposed benefits for the Para Professionals, Bus Drivers and Lunch Aides.​Granted
​5/10/17​Yes, links to website provided​1.0
5/9/17​Christine Garner, The Law Office of Christine Garner, P.C.Who is designated Title IX Coordinator and where is his/her contact information posted so that faculty, students and parents have access?  How does a student or faculty member know how to file a Title IX complaint?  Are teachers trained in that process?​Granted

​5/10/17​Yes, links to website provided​​1.0
5/15/17​Edward Sadlowski, Council 31 AFSCME, AFL-CIO​Full and complete copy of all documents pertaining to the above referenced Vendor Contract, including but not limited to:
1) Request for Invitation to Bid; 
2) Any and all written communication, both print and electronic between RPS 205 Administration, Staff, or Board of Education, or Vendor (Hinshaw & Culbertson), where the Vendor Bid/Contract is the subject matter discussed;
3) Bid Offer; 
4) Fully executed Vendor Contract; 
5) All legal reports and billable hours (dates and times), and description of work performed, said being associated with legal counsel provided from during the term of the Contract.

 
Granted in part.  Communications between the District’s counsel and the District are subject to attorney/client privilege.  5 ILCS 140/7(m)​
​6/7/17Request  for clarification sent to requestor.​​1.5
​5/15/17Tatiana Walk-Morris,  Chicago Freelance Journalist​Complete personnel records for Gregory Gyllsdorff, a former instructor at Guilford High School and Auburn High School, including but not limited to: his application, records of disciplinary action or dismissal, authorization of background checks and references or affidavits from previous employers. I would also like documentation outlining the district’s processes and procedures for conducting background checks on employees.​Granted in part. Teacher evaluations are exempt from disclosure 105 ILCS 5/24A-7.1 and 5 ILCS 140/7. Academic transcripts are exempt from disclosure.  5 ILCS 1407(q) and (z).Personal  information has been redacted 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) & 7(1)(c).Scoring on basic skills testing documents has been redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(q) 
​5/26/17Yes, paper copies and link to documents on RPS website.​​6.0
​5/24/17​Rachael Chu, PowerSchool​The evaluation documentation and submitted bid responses associated with the Rockford Board of Education RFP #16-35 for a Data Warehouse Solution. ​Pending (commercial request)​
Granted
​6/19/17​Yes, PDF, Excel​​1.5
​5/24/17​Jamal Shehadeh 
Inmate # 14187-026
P.O. Box 3000
Forrest City, AR 72336

 
​1) A “received” marked copy of the FOIA letter requesting documents
2) The Plaintiff and the Defendant’s appeal brief filed in Rock River Times v. Rockford Community School District.

 
​Granted in part denied in part
​5/25/17​1. Date stamped request returned,
2. No responsive documents currently maintained pertaining to cited case

.5​
​5/26/17​Janie Jordan Data Research Partners LLCListing of all Rockford Public Schools’ employee’s first and last names, e-mail address, title/position, and primary campus location.​Granted
​6/1/17​Yes, Excel​​.5
​5/29/17​Gabriella Lauricella , Smart Procure​Any and all purchasing records from 2016-07-22 to current. Specifically:
1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number 
2. Purchase date 
3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase)
4. Line item quantity 
5. Line item price
6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address
7. What is the beginning of your fiscal year?

 
​Granted
​6/1/17​Yes, Excel​​.5
​5/30/17​Jeffrey FustinDocuments describing whether or not the District is going to put in additional parking at the new school in the center of the bus turn around area.​Granted
​6/1/17​Yes, link to BoardDocs​​.5
​6/5/17​Jordan Hall Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights​For the School years 2015-16 and 2016-17 provide :

 
1.Total number of disciplinary actions per category (i.e. race, ESL status, disability status, gender and grade), and second send the total number of consequences per category.
2. A copy of District 205’s discipline policies, including any Board policies related to student discipline and any parts of any parent handbook or other document distributed to parents that contains information about student discipline policies. Additionally, a copy of the Student Code of Conduct for District 205.

​Pending - Granted
​6/12/17​Yes, flash drive, paper​​18
​6/14/17​Tammy Hockison, Macloskey Kesler & AssociatesAny and all video from the bus located at the intersection of Auburn Street and Furman Street on March 2, 2017.  The bus was stopped at the intersection at the time of an auto collision.​Granted
​6/16/17​Yes, electronic video clip​​1.0
​6/23/17​Todd Stehl, Field Supervisor, Midwest Regsion Foundation for Fair Contracting, Inc.​Copies of certified payroll for all work performed by Rock Valley Industries for the work performed in 2017; Copies of notice of award and notice to proceed; copies of bid tabulations for this project.No responsive certified payroll.  Link to bid tab provided.  PDF copy of award notice and notice to proceed provided. ​6/28/17​N/A​​3.5
​7/13/17​Luke Aylward, Summer Intern, Prairie State Legal Services​Documents that list the number of school suspensions, expulsions, and expulsions in abeyance from all RPS middle and high schools from the last three years. 2016-17, 2015-16, and 2014-15. In following the extent to which the ISSRA will allow. Corresponding statistics that list the overall percentages of the students' race, age, gender, disability status, and IEP status along with the days suspended/expelled/expelled in abeyance if possible.​Granted
​7/14/17
7/24/17
​Excel​3.​
7/13/17​Luke Aylward, Summer Intern, Prairie State Legal Services​Documents that list the total number of students enrolled in the following schools for the last three school years (2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015): Eisenhower Middle School, Flinn Middle School, Kennedy Middle Schools, Lincoln Middle School, RESA Middle School, West Middle School, Auburn High School, East High School, Guilford High School, Jefferson High School, Roosevelt Community Education Center. I am also requesting documents from the last three school years that list the demographic totals of your student population concerning race, gender, ethnicity, disability, IEP status, and grade level.​Granted
​7/14/17​Yes, link to Illinois Report Card​​.25
7/13/17​FOIA Group​Onvia "for the DemandStar" service which provide the platform for your agency to manage publication of bids/RFPs: 1. Contract agreement, with all terms and conditions,
2. Contract agreement, with modifications or amendments,
3. Purchase orders or invoices, most recent 2 year period,
4. Agency source selection (award determination) memorandum to select "DemandStar" service.
​​Pending
Granted - no responsive documents
​8/1/17​N/A​2.0
​7/20/17​TaShaunda Shumpert, RJB Properties​A copy of the most recently awarded contract for custodial/janitorial, or maintenance services.​Pending
Granted
​8/1/17​Yes, PDF​​.50
​7/24/17​Lynn Williamson, Interflex​Bid document and contract item list for the 2017/2018 Nutrition Services Groceries and Supplies Bid; Bread and Buns Bid; Nutrition Services Reprocessed Food Bid; and the Kitchen Equipment Bid. If they have been renewed, please send only renewal pricing. The main documents we are looking for as highlighted above:
    • ​The bid document RFP, ITB, RFQ, RFB​, etc., which provides in descriptive form, the contract terms, contract period, and the specifications of each item to be purchased under contract.
    • ​The contract item list, a list of each line item on the contract, listing the estimated usage, cost per bid unit, pack size, awarded vendor, and brand. In addition, please include any available competitive bid pricing information.
 Pendi​ng
Granted
​8/23/17​Yes, PDF​2.0
​7/25/17​Todd Stehl, Midwest Regsion Foundation for Fair Contracting, Inc.​With regard to Rock Valley Industries provide: 1. Copies of public body's current prevailing wage resolution and copy of the public notice (dated newspaper advertisements); 2. Copies of bid tabulations submitted by all contractors; 3. Copy of the notice of award and copy of the notice to proceed; 4. Copies of certified weekly payroll reports to date.​​Request for clarification sent 7/25/17 response to clarification request received 8/1/17 - District response pending.
Granted
​8/1/17​Yes, PDF​​4.0
​7/26/17​Mike Ewert, Special Agent, U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Inspector General​For the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years provide the journal entries for each​ check to Babbage Net School and Brilliance Academy? To help identify the funding source(s) [i.e. -federal, state, local or private], please include an explanation of the fund codes. If possible please provide the information in an Excel spreadsheet.​Granted
​8/1/17​Yes, PDf​​1.5
7/31/17​Corina Curry, Register Star​​A list of all Rockford Public Schools employees including for each employee - first name, last name, job title, department, building assignment, years of employ​ment, FY2016-2017 pay, overtime pay, total compensation, budgeted 2017 pay, health insurance cost, FICA/Medical cost, pension cost, IMRF cost, other retirement benefit cost, workers compensation cost, unemployment cost, life insurance cost, parking cost, any other cost including monthly or annual stipends, reimbursements or allowances if not already included in a previous category.
Any reports, studies or analysis conducted by the school district or communications by district employees showing the gender and racial breakdown of employees, all employees and/or specific groups of employees including but not limited to teachers, principals, administrative staff, district leadership, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and/or other groups.
​Pending - Granted
​8/15/17​Yes, Excel, PDF, Word​​8.0
​8/15/17​Courtney N. Stillman, Hauser, Izzo, LLC Attorneys at Law​Any and all records, including but not limited to employment contracts, Board of Education meeting minutes, substitute teacher lists, and other documents concerning the employment of Paula-Hurley-Whiteaker or Paula Whiteaker by Rockford Public School District 205, from August 2014 to the present,

Any and all records concerning compensation paid to Paula Hurley-Whiteaker or Paula Whiteaker by Rockford Public Schools District 205 from August 2014 to present.​
​Pending
Granted in part denied in part. Academic transcripts withheld. 5 ILCS 1407(q) (z). Personal information redacted 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).
​Extension invoked 8/29/17​Yes, PDF and links to electronic documents​​6.0
8/24/17​Sgt. John Gil - USMC Recruiter​Current mailing list for all Junior and Senior students at Auburn, Rockford East, Guilford and Jefferson High SchoolsGranted.  Directory information withheld if opt out requested under FERPA. 140/7(1)(a)  
​9/6/17​Yes​​3.5
​8/22/17​Jon Malone - Northwestern
Illinois Association
Copies of evaluation tools for various PEL staff in specialty areas like SLP, School Counselor, Nurse, Social Worker, etc..​Granted
​8/27/14​Yes​​2.0
​8/27/16​David Conrad, University of Ill​inois​For each school year between and including 2006-2016:  1. How many certificated teaching staff—including school counselors, school psychologists, nonteaching school speech and language pathologists, school nurses and school social workers—were employed, how many were evaluated, how many were RIFd, how many were RIFd and recalled, how many were RIFd and not recalled, how many started a remediation plan, how many started a professional development plan triggered by a “needs improvement” rating. 2. How many tenured and how many non-tenured certificated teaching staff—including school counselors, school psychologists, nonteaching school speech and language pathologists, school nurses and school social workers—were  dismissed and how many were voluntarily separated due to a negotiated settlement or to otherwise avoid dismissal and how many were voluntarily separated from employment to avoid non-renewal or dismissal. 

 
During which school year did district initiate the professional development plans triggered by a “needs improvement” rating as required by Section 24A-5(h) of the School Code following the passage of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) 

 
​Withdrawn by requestor 8/31/17​N/A​N.A​​3.0
​9/1/17​Gabriela Lauricella, SmartProcure​For any and all purchasing records from 2017-05-31 to current provide: 
1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number
2. Purchase date
3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase)
4. Line item quantity
5. Line item price
6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address

 
​Granted
​9/6/17​Yes​​.5
​9/8/17​Sgt. John Gil​
USMC Recruiter
​Phone numbers of students on the previous list of students
​Granted9/8/17​​Yes ​.5
9/14/17​Jennifer Summers, Parent's Foundation for Education, Austin TXHow many teachers did the school district hire in each month, from August 2016 until July 2017​Granted​​​9/28/17​Yes, link to BoardDocs​.5
​9/7/17Jennie Smith​ Acme ResearchPayments made by RPS during FY 17 to any payee, other than an employee or student, who was paid a cumulative total amount of $10,000 or more provide the cumulative total dollar amount paid to the subject,.​Granted
​9/28/17​Yes​​1.0
​9/19/17​Matt Armstrong, Crossroads Kids ClubCurrent student enrollment at Hillman, Washington, Spring Creek, Thompson, Johnson, West View, Gregory and Froberg​Granted
​9/26/17​Yes​​1.0
​9/27/17​Amparo Hernadez, Parent’s Foundation for Education, Austin TX​A spreadsheet  listing each employee organized by:  campus (or office building name, for staff), first name, middle name, last name, position, grade level (for teachers),  subject area taught (for teachers), certified in area of instruction (for teachers), home address, school email, persona email, persona phone number, gender, race/ethnicity, hire date, years of experience and current salaryGranted in part and denied in part. Personal information (i.e. home addresses, personal email addresses, personal phone numbers and race/ethnicity) exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).
​9/28/17​Yes, Excel​​5.0
​10/3/17​Cindy Weiner, ATC HealthcareThe name of the Nursing company that held the contract prior to RCM winning the award.​​Pending
Granted
​10/25/17​Yes, PDF​2.0
​10/6/17​Kirk Allen​1. A copy of all debt currently held by the School District in any form to include but not limited to, lines of credit, financial institution, bonds, credit card  
2. A copy of all payment structures for that debt that reflects principal payment, interest payment, and time frame of those obligations.
3. A copy of all compensation provided to the Superintendent.
4. A copy of the Superintendents employment contract. 
5. A copy of the minutes and agenda where the Superintendents contract was approved. 

​Extension Invoked/Granted

​10/24/17​​Yes​
10/10/17​Timothy Taylor, Alpha Building Maintenance Services, Inc.Copy of the District’s custodial contract with its current vendor, Aramark.​​Pending
Granted in part, draft exemption invoked for formal contract documents 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(f)
​10/25/17​Yes, link to bid documents posted on website​2.0
​10/13/17​Kathy Robinson, Research Librarian, AFSCME Council 31A current list of all Rockford Public Schools District 205 employees which includes the employees’ full name (including middle initial), job title, work department, date of hire, annual salary or hourly wage, and an indication of which union the employee’s job title is represented by or if it is not represented by a union.Granted
​10/18/17​Yes​6.5
​10/16/17​Michael Timothy, National Association of Environmental Engineering StudentsThe name, title, phone number of the District’s Director of facilities and maintenance.

​Granted

​10/18/17​Yes, link to information on website​​.25
​10/16/17​Laura Pomerance​
National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
​1) One copy of any and all contracts, memoranda of agreement, memoranda of understanding, placement agreements, or like documents which the Rockford Public Schools has entered into with any institution(s) of higher education during the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 school years regarding placement of teacher candidates in student teaching arrangements in district schools.   
2) One copy of any letters or documents received by the Rockford Public Schools from institutions of higher education during the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 school years requesting cooperating teachers and/or explaining the process by which cooperating teachers are selected.

​Extension invoked,
Granted
​10/30/17​Yes, PDF​7.0
​10/18/17​Travis Gorman, Roofers and Waterproofers Local 11Copies of all certified payroll records for Total Seal, LLC from the Rockford School District School A Zone 2 Project.​​Pending
Granted. Personal information exempt from disclosure pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).
​10/25/17​Yes, PDF​​2.0
​10/18/17​SFC Thomas Dow, U.S. Armey Recruiting Office​A list of juniors and senior in RPS 205 including full name, address, current grade, date of birth, phone number and school attending​Extension invoked. Granted in part, denied in part.  Personal information (address and dob) withheld pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). In addition all information withheld if parent requested to opt out of having directory information provided.
​1030/17​Yes, Excel spreadsheet​.5
​10/20/17​Kristin Crowley, WREX 13Video from a school bus that was hit by gunfire on 10/18/17 near 5th St. and 5th Ave. The bus was taking West Middle School students home. ​Granted
​10/23/17​Yes. CD​​3.5
10/23/17​Corina Curry, Rockford Register Star​1. Any and all emails and/or other communication, internal and external, to and from the following Rockford Public Schools employees: Ehren Jarrett, Matt Vosberg, Earl Dotson, Michael Slife, Maurice Davis and Cathy Bayer to and from other employees, Rockford Public Schools parents, City of Rockford officials, law enforcement and/or media outlets relating to an incident involving a shooting and a school bus on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at approximately 4:15 p.m. near Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street.
2. A copy of any video from the school bus involved in the incident on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at approximately 4:15 p.m. near Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street.  

​Granted in part denied in part.  Draft documents are exempt from disclosure  5 ILCS 140/7(1)(f)

10/25 and 10/31/17​Video provided​​8
10/24/17​Kirk Allen, American Watchdogs, Inc.​The most recent Audit for the School District​Granted
​10/24/17​Y-link to website​​.25
​10/24/17​Sylvia Pawlik, Alpha Building Maintenance Service​Documents describing the name of the current vendor for Custodian Services along with the contract of the services they provide.​Granted in part, draft exemption invoked for formal contract documents 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(f).

​10/25/17Yes, link to bid documents posted on website​​.25
10/25/17​Corina Curry, Rockford Register StarA copy of any video from the school bus involved in the incident on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at approximately 4:15 p.m. near Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street​Granted
​10/25/17​Yes, CD​​.5
10/24/17​Denny Wallace​The names of the current School District teacher contract negotiation team​Granted
​10/24/17​Email from Nikki Thorn to Mr. Wallace​​.25
​10/16/17​Kristin Crowley, WREX 13 News​Documents pertaining to the school district's reasons for needing this table (such as a request for proposals) as well as documents showing the cost of this table and where the money is coming from to pay for it and the bids that came in for the project. Documentation about how much the district has spent on the table this one is replacing (if it is in fact replacing a table). My last request is for any planning documents pertaining to remodeling or renovation or re-furnishing at the offices at the administrative building.Granted
​11/6/17​Yes, Excel, PDF​​4.0
​10/31/17​TaShaunda Shumpert, R.J.B. Properties, Inc.Copies of submitted bid documents for IFB No. 17-43 Custodial Services from: Aramark, GCA, ABM, GSF, and Alpha Building Maintenance​​Pending
Granted
​11/9/17​Yes, PDF​​1.
10/31/17​Denise Pearson​A copy of the H.S. Counselor job description​Granted​​11/1/17​Yes, PDF​​.25
11/3/17​Paul Zalatoris, Driving School Association of Illinois​Regarding the driver education program for District 205;

1. 2015/2016  and 2016/2017 number of students taking driver education through the district program
2. Amount of funding from the state for driver education program – for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 program
3. Student fees charged/collected for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 school years and cost per student 
4. Copy of bids received and copy of current contract with current provider/vendor
5. Expenses by line item related to driver education program for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 school years.
​Pending - Granted 
​​​
​11/17/17​Yes​​8.0
11/8/17​Sabrina MengData on the grade distributions of classes at Auburn High School. Ideally, each data point should include at least the letter grade received, the class taken, the semester year the grade was received, and the gender, race, and graduating class of the student who received the grade for years 2012-2013 school year and ending in the 2016=2017 school year.  ​N/A-may refile

​11/17/17​No​​4.5
​11/8/17​Aaron Brog​The names of 1st grade teachers at Welsh from 1977 to 1978Granted in part, denied in part 5 ILCS 140/3(g)
​11/15/17​Yes​​2.0
​11/14/17​Bill Buchelt, Elan PhotographyA copy of all the most recent bids submitted for the District’s school/yearbook contract.​​Pending - Granted 
​11/27/17​Invoice Sent​2.
11/16/17​Aaron BrogWhen a specifically named teacher stopped teaching at Welsh and when that teacher stopped working for D205.​No responsive documents​12/7/17​N/A​​1.5
11/21/17​Nicholas Stenger, Morgan StanleyA list of the retiring teachers 2017-2018​Granted
​12/5/17​Yes, Exce;​​3.
11/27/17​Thomas Emalfarb, Emalfarb, Swan and Bain​A copy of the payment bond on the Bloom Elementary School project​​Granted, Personal signatures redac​ed pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).
​1/24/17​Yes, PDF​​.50
11/13/17​Jessica Gerrond​How many paraprofessionls are hired by our district and how many of those position are still vacan or filled by CNAs​Granted, e-mail
​12/4/17​Yes, emai​l​​3.5
​12/5/17​Thomas Emalfarb, Swan and Bain​Copies of payment bonds with Rockford Structures and Rockford School District from 2016 to present?​​Pending
​Granted after extension. Personal signatures redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).​Yes, PDF​6.5
​12/5/17​Jeff Kolkey, Rockford Register Star​1. Copy of Rockford Public School policies regarding the reporting and response to complaints of sexual harassmnet concerning employees and students
2. A copy of any legal settlements reached by Rockford Public Schools since 2012 in response to legal action taken in regard  to claims of sexual harassment
3. Number of employee complaints received by Rockford Public Schools by year regarding sexual harassment 2012 to present
4. Number of student complaints received by Rockford Public Schools by year regarding sexual harassment 2012 to present
​​Pending - Granted
​12/12/17​Yes, PDF​12
​12/5/17​Kim Semmelroth​Number of female and mail Seniors by high school who are unaccompanied youth.​Granted
​12/8/17​Yes, Excel​​.5
​12/8/17​Stephen Chicheli, Smart Procure​Documentation of purchasing records from 2017-2018 to current including:
1. Purchase order number
2. Puchase Date
3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase)
4. Line item quantity
5. Line item price, and
6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their e-mail address
​​Pending
Granted. Personal information redacted 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 

​12/15/17​Yes, Excel​​​2.0
12/13/17​Annette and Clint Little​Total number of out of school suspensions for the 2016/17  school year and the 2017/18 school year. The total number of suspension overturned as a result of the appeal process from these years.​Granted
​12/15/17​Yes, email​​1.0
12/13/17​Annette and Clint Little​A copy of a bus video from bus 33 on Monday 12/11/17 from 3:45-4:15​Denied. Student record information exempt from disclosure.  ILCS 140/7(1)(a), 105 ILCS 10/2(d), 23 Ill.Admin.Code 375.10, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99. ​12/15/17​No​​2.0
​12/21/17​Jennifer Summers, Parent's Foundation for Education​A spreadsheet listing each employee organized by: campus (or officer building name, for staff), first name, middle name, last name, position, grade level (for teachers), subjectarea taught (for teachers), certified in area of instruction (for teachers), home address, school email, persona email, persona phone number, gender, race/ethnicity, hire date, years of experience and current salary. Repetitive request.  Previous response sent September 27, 2017.  ​12/21/17​N/A​​.25
​1/3/18​Jamal Shehadeh, Federal Correctional Complex, Forrest City, AR​A copy of the FOIA request submitted and any statements, receipts, drafts, bills, or similar records indicated from where and to whom the $2,500 civil penalty assessed in Rock River Times vs. Rockford Public School District 205 was drawn and paid.​Granted​
​1/8/18​Yes, paper copies​​3.5
​1/8/18​Sgt. Gill, U.S. Marine Corps​Names, addresses, phone numbers of Sr. students at East​Granted. Directory information withheld if opt out requested under FERPA 140/7 (1)(a)
​1/8/18​Yes​​.5
1/10/18​Antonio Turner​A detailed budget for all sub-districts in RPS 205​Granted (budget and list of schools in each subdistrict)
​1/16/18​Yes, Excel​​3.
​1/12/18​Cynthia Pietrucha, Pietrucha Law​Any and all records, including but not limted to employ​ment applications, employment offcers, Board of Education meeting minutes, substitute teacher lists, and other documents concerning the employment of Keishonda Williamson by RPS205 from March 2013 to present; Any and all records concerning compensation paid to Keishonda Williamson by RPS205 from March 2013 to present; Copies of legal invoices and Board of Education meeting minutes related to the case of Roy Ford et al vs. Rockford Illinois Public Schools District #205 et al case #3:14-CV-50318​​Pending
Granted in part denied in part. Discovery material not provided. John Doe Agency v. John Doe Corp., 493 U.S. 146, 153 (1989), Renegotiation Board v. Bannercraft Clothing Co., 415 U.S. 1, 24 (1974), Columbia Packing Co. v. United States Department of Agriculture, 563 F.2d 495, 499 (1st Cir. 1977).
​1/30/18Personnel file and payroll records to be provided with consent K.W​​​3.5
1/22/18​Nathan Mihelich, Illinois Retired Teacher Assocation​The name and e-mail address of all teachers or administrators who are retiring in 2018​Granted
​1/31/18​Yes, e-mail​​2.0
​1/26/18​Clint Little​All security video footage from Eisenhower Middle School recorded on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 3:45pm - 5:00 pm that captured images of a specifically named student.​No responsive materials​1/30/18​N/A​1.0
​1/26/18​Clint LittleThe number of people, their names and positions held who viewed or received a copy of the video recorded on Monday 12/11/17 from bus 33.​​No responsive materials​1/31/18​N/A/​.25
​1/26/18​Clint LittleA copy of the Bus Driver Incident Report and or communications relating to Monday 12/11/17 from bus 33 and regarding a specifically named student.​No responsvie mateirals​1/30/18​N/A​​1.
​2/2/18​Penny Richards, Director Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois​A copy of all Special Education Policies and Procedures, as well as the process you utilized to develop those policies and procedures.​Granted, copies of policies and procedures provided​2/6/18 duplicate 2/8/17​Yes ​2.0
​2/6/18​Marco Ramirez, Local Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers​Certified payroll for Bosly Construction and Mason Contractor for the Carlson School Project from approximately August 2017 through January 2018.   Granted. Personal information redacted 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​2/6/18​Yes​​.5
​2/12/18​Valentina Stanke
Chicago Land Construction
​Bid Results/Tabulations or Award for: 
02/07/2018   Rockford Public School District No. 205 – Re-Roofing Project at Roosevelt & Marshall Schools

​Granted
​3/6/18​Yes, PDF​​.5
​2/21/18​Richard Kelley, RC Kelly Law Associates, LLC​All documents related to school transportation third-party outsourcing for the current and coming school years, any documents related to school transportation RFPs or bids for the current and coming school years.Granted. Personal signatures redacted 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​3/6/18​Yes​​4.0
​2/21/18​Valentina Stanke, Chicagoland Construction​Bid Results/Tabulations or Award for: 
02/15/2018   Rockford School District No. 205 – Jefferson High School Natatorium Upgrades.

​Granted
​3/6/18​Yes, PDF​​.5
​02/28/18​Sulema Griffin, Shett Metal WerksThe HVAC Contractor that will be working on the Jefferson High School project located at 4145 Samuelson Rd. this year.​Granted
​3/6/18​Yes, PDF​​1.5
3/1/18​Christine SmithCopies of all backflow inspection reports and invoices, all fire sprinkler inspection reports and invoices, all fire alarm inspection reports and invoices and all hood range inspection reports (kitchen fire suppression reports) and invoices for all of School District 205’s properties for the year 2017.  ​Extension invoked
Granted


​3/14/18​Yes, link to documents on website​​8.5
​3/9/18​Jeffrey Hallgren​​Copy of board policies and administrative regulations on student residence, sample of registration forms, sample of - 
a redacted letter and tuition bill sent to parents thought to be living out of district, a redacted sample letter sent to out of district parents scheduling a hearing before a hearing officer.

​Granted
​3/12/18​Yes, PDF​1.0
​3/14/18​Josh Morgan, WREX-TVA listing of the district email addresses of every teacher (of all disciplines and grade levels, including special education) in the Rockford Public School District.​​Pending
Granted
​3/15/18​Yes, Excel​​1.5
​3/19/18​Stephen Chichelli, Smart Procure​All purchasing records from 12/12/17 through the present date including, purchase order number, purchase date, line item details (Detailed description of the purchase); line item quantity; line item price; and vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address​​Granted Personal information  redacted 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​3/19/18​Yes, Excel​1.0
​3/20/18​Nathan Mihelich, Illinois Retired Teachers Association​The name and e-mail address of all teachers or administrators who are retireing in 2018.​Granted
​3/20/18​Yes, Excel​1.0
​3/23/18​Gary Marz, Chicago Tribune​A copy of former driver’s education instructor’s complete personnel file, including his application and all background checks, as well as records pertaining to his termination of employment; 
- any and all correspondence between the Rockford School District or its representatives and the instructor or his representatives;
- copies of any RSD complaints, investigative reports, letters, memorandums or correspondence pertaining to the instructor, including disciplinary or licensing files;
- any other records involved in calculating and dispensing pensions and paid-out amounts, including records designating beneficiaries and representatives;
- any subpoenas or other legal demands for information about the former instructor.

​Granted in part and denied in part. Home addresses, home phone numbers, personal email addresses, social security numbers and employee ID numbers have been redacted. Academic transcripts withheld. 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).  
​3/26/18​Yes, paper copies​3.
​3/26/18​Travis Gorman, Roofers and Waterproofers Local 11​Copies of all certified payroll records for Total Seal, LLC from The Rockford School District, School A Zone 2 Project.Granted. Personal signatures and social security numbers redacted. 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c).  
​3/27/18​Yes, PDF​​.50
​4/5/18​Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley Shriver Center National Center on Poverty Law​Documentation of number of School Resource Officers are employed in your school district?
A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding or any agreement that you have with the police department that provides you with a School Resource Officer.
​Granted. Personal signatures redacted. 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​4/6/18​Yes​.50
​4/10/18​Norm Alpers Retired Teachers Association​List of the 2018 retiring teachers and administrators including: names, school e-mail addresses​ and the schools they are assigned to in the Rockford system.​Granted
​4/12/18​Yes​.50
​4/13/18​Ivy Valencia Construct Connect​The name and contract amount for the awarded contractor for the Marshall HVAC upgrade project.​Pending
​4/16/18​Kim Semmelroth​List of unaccompanied youth seniors segregated by high school and gender.​Pending - Granted

​ 4/19/18​Yes, e-mail​.25
​4/16/18 ​Gregory E. Cox Nicolosi Galluzzo, LLP.​The number of investigations of residency of Rockford Public School Students conducted in the last five (5) years. The ethnicity of each student whose residency was questioned in the last five (5) years. The outcome of any hearing concerning residency held within the last five (5) years. The credentials of any investigators who have conducted investigations with the last (5) years, including but not limited to Richard Bockover, Gregg Wilson and Gary Spangler​Pending
Extension invoked 4/23/18. Granted in part. Home addresses and phone numbers, personal email addresses, signatures and employee ID numbers redacted.  5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​4/30/18​Yes, PDF​4.5
​4/16/18​Leah Hover-Preiss Saint Mary's University of Minnesota​The year the Link crew freshman transition program was first implemented at Guilford High School.​Pending
Granted
​4/19/18​No responsive documents​2.0
​​4/19/18​Sloan McCray, Sr. Manager, Business Intelligence
Sharecare, Inc.
​Copies of all vendor responses as it relates to solicitation 18-15: Wellness Program Administrator RFP for Rockford Public School District and the executed contract between Rockford Public School District and Viverae​Pending

​5/3/18​Ivy Valencia, Bid Research Specialist Construction ConnectFor the flooring projects at Auburn, East ad Guilford Guilford High School - PROJECT #   18-36, 1528, provide the name of the awarded contractor, and the contract amount, the anticipated start and end date in the event that a schedule has been determined.​Pending
Granted

​​5/7/18​Link to website posting​​3.
​5/9/18​Brent Woodward NC1 (AW) US Navy​An Excel spreadsheet of Seniors and Juniors from the four public high schools in Rockford including name, address phone number, grade and school​Granted. List provided of students who have not opted out of allowing data to be released. 140/7(1)(a)
​5/10/18​Yes, Excel spreadsheet​.50
​5/16/18​Sulema Griffin, Sheet Metal Works​The HVAC Contractor that will be working on the McIntosh Elementary school project located at 525 N Pierpont Ave this year.​Granted


​5/23/18​Link to website​​​.50
​5/18/18​Cole lauterbach, Ililnois News Network/Watchdog.org​• Copies of all notifications sent by TRS for an employer contribution due for salary increases in excess of 6 percent or excess sick leave days from Jan. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2018.
• Copies of any and all documents showing TRS approved Salary Exemption Affidavits from Jan. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2018.
• Copies of any all documents showing the amount paid to TRS for employer contribution due for salary increases in excess of 6 percent or excess sick leave days from Jan. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2018.
• Copies of all documents showing the name and title of all employees for which the district was required to pay an employer contribution to TRS for salary increases in excess of 6 percent or excess sick leave days from Jan. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2018.
• Copies of documents showing the total amount the district paid to TRS for salary increases in excess of 6 percent or excess sick leave days from Jan. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2018

​Granted-social security numbers redacted.  5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​6/14/18​Yes, PDF​15.0
​5/17/18​Lisa Fowler-Kobylewski​All survey information obtained in pursuing District 205's uniform policy at Flinn Middle School. I would like information pertaining to the date of the survey, the number of families and faculty enrolled/employed at the school at the time of the survey, the total number of surveys distributed, the number of completed surveys returned, the number of pro uniform policy responses received, and the number of responses against a uniform policy received. I would also like to request the date of the last school zone change to Flinn's zone.​Granted


​5/24/18​Yes, PDF and website links​6.0
​5/21/18​Brittney Cotton​A document with the name of the substitute driver who drove bus 115 on 5/16/18.​Granted
​5/24/18​Yes, email​.50
​5/24/18​Mary Sugden, WREX​A copy of the document showing when radon tests were completed in RPS 205 schools between 2013 and 2018.​Pending - extension granted
​5/30/18​Ssgt. John Gil, US Marine Corps​A current mailing list of Juniors at East High School including phone numbers.​Granted.  Directory information withheld if opt out requested under FERPA. 140/7(1)(a)  
​5/30/18​Yes​.25
​6/16/18​J.Doe​Employee compensation information for the 2017-2018 school year, including salary, title, and location, and years of employment;
Salary schedules for all staff, pay policy documents, and collective bargaining agreements; 
List of position titles and pay ranges (minimum, midpoint, maximum) for administrative, management, and leadership staff; 
Copies of the benefit summaries for medical, vision, and dental plans, including a breakdown of the amount of employee vs. employer contribution for the 2017-2018 school year; 
Copies of all collective bargaining agreements, employee handbooks, board documents, and/or policies or procedures governing employee compensation pay ranges, and/or pay structure for the 2017-2018 school year.

​Extension invoked. Granted

​6/19/18​Yes, Excell and PDF documents and website​12.
​6/5/18​Corina Curry, Registar Star​A copy of the 2014 EEOC report and the 2018 report.​Granted
​6/15/18​Yes - 2014 Report​.5
​6/14/18​​Michael Fisher,

Chase and Werner, Ltd.

Attorneys and Counselors at Law

​Incident report involving a specifically named student, video surveillance and or photographs of the incident at West View School on 5/14/18, documentation of the captioned incident and/or of the injuries sustained by the student; All names, addresses and phone numbers of all persons involved in the incident and the names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses and/or witness statements in regard to the captioned incident.​Denied 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(a), 7(1)(j)(ii).  ​6/15/18​No​3.0
​​6/15/18​Ricky Naylor​Hiring records of the school district for the last five years regarding all administrative positions including human resources and district management and support positions. The race of all individuals hired and the race of all applicants.​Granted in part denied in part.  Race and list of applicants denied. 140/7(1)(c )

​6/22/18​Yes, links to BoardDocs​​3.5
​6/20//18​Stephen Chichelli, SmartProcure​Copies of any and all purchasing records from 2018-03-19 to current including: 
1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number
2. Purchase date
3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase)
4. Line item quantity
5. Line item price
6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address.

​Granted in part. Personal information redacted 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​6/18/18​Ricky Naylor​Copies of all invoices for legal fees associated with defending the school district and its employees and board members against Roy Ford.​Extension invoked. Granted in part.  5 ILCS 140/7(1)(m) and 7(1)(m)  
​6/29/18​Yes, PDF​8.​
​6/25/18​Ricky Naylor​The race and no names of applicants. For example, open position of Human Resource Director 10 applicants 5 whites, 2 African Americans and 2 Hispanics and 1 other. We interviewed 3 whites and a white applicant was hired.​No responsive data or documents​6/27/18​No​4.5
​6/27/18​Ricky Naylor​Initial request: Each and every Uniform Guidelines the district uses in selecting employees for open positions. Also provide any and all documentation regarding minority hiring.

Request revised to: all non-privileged documents generated by District board members and district employees regarding minority hirings.

Revised further to: copies of emails from or to the board members from Superintendent Jarrett regarding​ minority employment with the district.

​Notice of intent to treat as voluminous requestor 6/29/18
Granted
​7/24/18​Yes, PDF​8.
​6/28/18​Ryan Tracey, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 23​Certified payroll for Integrated Demolition Service, LLC for the work being done at Flinn Middle School.​No responsive data​6/28/18​N/A​1.0
​6/28/18​Ricky Naylor​all documentation related to school district employment submitted to the EEOC for the last five years.​Notice of intent to treat as voluminous requestor 6/29/18 - Withdrawn​7/11/18​No responsive documents​9.5
​7/09/18​Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune​Any records of RPS 205 employees being referred to Rockford Police, Winnebago County State’s Attorney, or Illinois State Board of Education for failure to report suspected child abuse; Any records of any discipline the district – or a district employee – might have faced because of failure to report suspected child abuse; Any records that would tally the total number of suspected child abuse reports districtwide. These reports could be to any of the following institutions (but not limited to): Rockford Police/Winnebago County State’s Attorney/Illinois State Board of Education and/or DCFS.​Granted​

​7/11/18No responsive documents​4.
​7/11/18​Maggie Bauer, Coca Cola Bottling​Any existing non-alcoholic beverage agreements between Rockford Public Schools District 205 and any non-alcoholic beverage companies (including, without limitation, water, juice, coffee, tea, energy, sports nutritional beverage, and dairy companies.)
Any RFP responses, presentations and/or supplemental documents submitted Rockford Public Schools District 205 by or on behalf of a non-alcoholic beverage company (including, without limitation, water, juice, coffee, tea, energy, sports nutritional beverage, and dairy companies.)
​Granted in part, denied in part. Bids or RFP responses are exempt until an award or final selection is made. 5 ILCS 40/7(1)(h). 
​8/8/18​Awaiting payment of copying fees​​4.0
​7/13/18​Kaza Rahm, LocalLabs Prairie State Wire​Copies of any current collective bargaining agreements, and if there is no collective bargaining agreement in place, a copy of the last expired agreement.
Additionally, for all employees represented or not by any organized labor collective bargaining unit: first name, middle name or initial, last name, employee email address, start date, department, job title, compensation, compensation Type (Full Time/Part Time/Hourly), organized labor collective bargaining unit name (if applicable).

​Granted
​7/19/18​Yes​1.0
​7/16/18​Ricky Naylor​All emails from the following district employees regarding employment with the school district regarding Ricky Wayne Naylor: Superintendent Jarrett, any board member, Human Resource Director Matt Zediker, Earl Dotson and Angela Carter.​Extension invoked. Granted, personal email addresses redacted. 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). 
​7/26/18​Yes, PDF​​8.0
​7/19/18Andi TenBarge, Quincy Media Inc. (WREX)​Itemized budget of how RPS205 plans to spend the extra $8.5 million in new money it got from the State​Extension invoked
Granted
​8/2/18​Link to budget on Boardocs and website​1.0
​7/24/18​Cori​na Curry, Register Star​What the TRS penalties were for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

What was or is being looked at as possible solutions? In 2015, the list was  mostly teachers taking on extra responsibilities or teachers being promoted. Is that still the case?

If you have a redacted 2018 list please provide. 

​Granted. Social Security number redacted. 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). ​7/31/18​Yes​4.0
​7/30/18​Kristine Parkinson​For the 2017-18 school year:
1. emails to or from Jim Parker, Scott Dimke, Gerald Erdman and/or Kristen Garrigan that discuss the process, procedure of placing staff on PAR.; 
2. emails to or from Jim Parker, Scott Dimke, Gerald Erdman or Kristen Garrigan that discuss the process, procedures, change in process and/or procedures for teacher observations and/or evaluations generally and as they pertain to the Danielson model;
3. emails to or from Jim Parker, Scott Dimke, Gerald Erdman or Kristen Garrigan that discuss Lincoln Middle School teachers who may have made too many referrals and/or that discuss the student referral process or procedures; and 
4. emails to or from Jim Parker, Scott Dimke, Gerald Erdman, Kristen Garrigan, Mathew Vosberg, Ehren Jarrett or any Human Resource staff member that discuss Kristine Parkinson’s ADA accommodations or requested accommodations, veteran’s leave or other veteran’s benefits, medical leave, FMLA leave or any other leave involving Kristine Parkinson. 

​Extension invoked. Granted in part.  Student record and personal data redacted. ILCS 140/7(1)(a), 105 ILCS 10/2(d), 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). Documents containing confidential personnel data provided upon receipt of record authorization.
 

​8/13/18​Yes​10
​7/30/18​Gino Galluzzo, Proprietor of Sam's Ri​The 2017-2018 pizza pricing that was paid to Dominos and Papa Johns for the lunch school program.​Granted
​8!618​Yes​1.0
​8/06/18​Ricky Naylor​The number of terminated employees by race for the last five years.Granted
Employee terminations_Redacted.pdf
8/16/18​Yes​6.5
​8/14/18​Kim Semmelroth​Seniors- number of unaccompanied youth by high school and gender.​Pending- voluntary extension provided
granted

​9/10/18​Yes​​4.5
​8/17/18​Gaby Brosquez, Ballot Ready​School Board member district map.​Granted

​8/30/18​Link to website​.25
​8/24/18​Clint Little​​All communications to and from Christina Euhus and all communications to and from other staff regarding the refusal to provide copies of subpoena records including school bus video involving battery of  ti Nr, and Mrs. Little.​No responsive documents
FOIA Request_Redacted.pdf
​8/29/18​N/A​1.0
​8/29/18​Kristin Crowley, WREX 13 News​The number of students at RPS205 (broken down by school who have been absent 10 or more, excused and unexcused for the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years (broke down by year). What was the highest number of missed school days per school. For example; if a student missed 50 days at Auburn and that was the highest number of absences for that school.​Extension invoked
Granted
​9/11/18​Ues. Excel Sheets​​7.5
​8/30/18​Ricky Naylor​Number of non-certified staff, including temporary employees and substitute employees that have been terminated in the last five years sorted by race and year.​Extension invoked
Granted
​9/10/18​Yes​​5.0
​8/30/18​Marvin Keys, First Midwest Group​A copy of:
1. RPS205 2012 Budget
2. RPS205 2013 Budget
3. RPS205 2014 Budget
4. RPS205 2015 Budget
5. RPS205 2016 Budget
6. RPS205 2017 Budget
7. RPS205 2018 Budget
8. 2017 Fall Enrollment Report
9. 2016 Fall Enrollment Report
10. 2015 Fall Enrollment Report
11. 2014 Fall Enrollment Report
12. 2013 Fall Enrollment Report
13. 2012 Fall Enrollment Report
​Granted

​8/31/18​Link to District and ISBE websites​.50
​8/30/18​Greydon Westin​A list of all bids that Stenstrom construction has been awarded since the facilities plan was passed and the amount of each bid​Granted​8/30/18​Referred to Purchasing section of District website​.25
​9/5/18​SSG Ebony Jones, Rockford Army Recruiter​The name, address, phone number, grade and school of the student who have not opted out of providing this information to military recruiters​Pending
Granted
​9/10/18​Yes​​.50
​9/6/18​Mary Sugden, WREX 13 News​A copy of the document of the RPS 205 Lunch Schedule in August 2018.​​Pending
Granted
​9/12/18​Yes, PDF​​1.0​

​9/6/18​Janelle Cammemga, Illinoispolicy.org​1. All email correspondence sent or received by any member of the Rockford School Board and/or any employee of the Rockford School District No. 205 using a school email address (.edu) in which any employee makes a request or asks a question about resigning from or not joining the union, or in which any employee makes a request to cease, or asks a question about, the withholding of agency fees or fair share fees from their paycheck, from June 27, 2018 to the present;

2. All email correspondence sent or received, from June 27, 2018 to the present, by any member of the Rockford School Board and/or any employee of the Rockford School District No. 205 using a school email address (.edu) containing any one of the following keywords: "agency fees," "fair share fees," "union dues," and/or containing any combination of two or more of the following keywords: "agency fees," "fair share fees," "union dues," "opt out," "opting out," "opted out," "dues," "fees," "fair share," "withdraw," "withdrawal," "deduct" or "deduction."

3. All email correspondence received by any member of the Rockford School Board and/or any employee of the Rockford School District No. 205 at their school email address (.edu) from any employee or representative of the Rockford Education Association, and all email correspondence sent to any employee or representative of the Rockford Education Association by any member of the Rockford School Board and/or any employee of the Rockford School District No. 205 using their school email address (.edu) since June 27, 2018.

​Extension invoked, email asking to narrow request sent.
Granted
​9/28/18​Yes, email copies​​8.5
​9/7/18​Farren Hall​Copies of pay check stubs​Granted in part. 5 ILCS 140/2, 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) and 7(1)(c). ​9/11/18​No, link to payroll site provided​.50
​9/10/18​Josh Fine, HBO.com​The number of boys who played 11-man high school football in the 2012-2013 school year and the 2017-2018 school year? 
How many of the boys who played 11-man high school football in the 2012-2013 and 2017-2018 received free or reduced lunch? 
What percent of your district’s general high school population received free or reduced lunch in the 2012-2013 and 2017-2018 school year? 

​Granted
​9/19/18​Yes​7.0
​9/10/18​Ricky Naylor​Number of employees including temporary employees and substitute employees sorted by race for the past five years.​Granted
​9/13/18​Yes, Excell spreadsheet​1.0
​9/13/18​Steven Cofoid, Honnonegah​The District​​ facility rental rates and forms.​Granted​9/13/18​Link to website​.25
​9/13/18​Greydon Westin​A list of all the District’s employees, in spreadsheets for the 2017-2018 year and the 2018-2019 year. Including downtown administrators and building administrators and other personal such as athletic directors and athletic trainers with the following information: name, email address, building where the employee works, job title, annual salary, total salary including bonuses, whether the employee is full time or part time.​Pending
Granted:
​9/28/18​Yes, employees with pay assignments of admin building​6.0
​9/14/18​Greydon Westin​For Superintendent Jarrett and Deputy Superintendent Vosberg provide a spreadsheet of each of their salary plus their TRS for each each year.​Pending
Granted
​9/28/18Yes - Excel​4.5
​9/14/18​Greydon Westin​Separate lists by years of all employees who have worked at the downtown administration buildings (501 7th Street, 2000 Christina street) in the past 6 school years and their annual salary.​Pending
Granted
​9/28/18​Yes, employees with pay assignment of admin building​6.0
​9/13/18​Ricky Naylor​Total number of non-certified employees including temporary employees and substitute employees sorted by race for the past five years.​Granted​9/18/18Yes -email​3.0
​9/18/18​RJ Kuligowski​Homeless data for Ellis​Granted​9/19/18​Yes-email​.25​​
​9/19/18​Josh Fine - HBO Sports​Percentage of the high school population in 2017-18 that would qualify for free or reduced lunch if the CEP program was not in place​Granted. Data provided based on fee waiver applications and direct certification 
​9/24/18​Yes-e-mail​2.5
9/20/18GySgt Chinias USMC Recruiter​Junior class list from Rockford East high school, with last name, first name, phone #, address, grade, city and state.​​Pending
​9/27/18​Greydon Westin​​How much money was paid to Stenstrom construction company to build the Field house? I am not looking for the amount awarded for the bid but the actual amount paid to the company.​Pending
Granted
​10/10/18
​10/1/18​Veronica Ramirez​RPS student lunch budget, how much is paid per child and who provides the food.​Pending
​10/1/18​Veronica Ramirez​​All records for specific student for the 2017-18 school year specifically the two incidents: walking to the tennis courts including two incidents and the video of the incidents.​Pending
​10/1/18​Josh Morgan - WREX​A spreadsheet listing the district email addresses of every teacher in the Rockford Public School District for the 2018-2019 school year.​Pending
​10/01/18​Sandra Reedy​The number of students at Spring Creek, Brookview, Gregory, Cherry Valley, Carlson, Johnson, and Bloom per grade level along with the number of strands at each school.​Pending
​10/2/18​Lynn Williamson - Interflex​​The contract item list for the Third Party Purchasing Services (RFP 18-61); Exclusive Pouring Rights (19-01); Pizza Bid (19-02); and the 2018/2019 renewal pricing for the Bread and Buns (14-66) and the Kitchen Equipment (16-46). Specifically, the bid document: RFP, ITB, IFB, RFQ, RFB, etc., which provides in descriptive form, the contract terms, contract period, and the specifications of each item to be purchased under the contract; and the contract item list: a list of each line item on the contract, listing the estimated usage, cost per bid unit, pack size, awarded vendor, and brand. In addition, please include any available competitive bid pricing information.​Pending
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