|Submitted||May 6, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:
All memos, budgets, proposed budgets, presentations, and emails from the dates 01/01/2012 to 04/09/18 mentioning the use of, spending on, and/or consideration of bulletproof shelters for use in schools in the state.
An example of one such company that produces bulletproof shelters is the company called Shelter in Place (http://shelterinplace.com/pricing), mentioned in this local media report, among others covered in the press in various states: http://abc7ny.com/is-this-bulletproof-school-shelter-the-new-normal/3160640/
I am a member of the press and therefore request that fees be waived.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
We have received your FOIA request and will be in touch if any questions should arise. Please note if the request is received after 5 p.m., the date of receipt is considered to be the following business day.
Director of Internal Communications
Office of Communications
Illinois State Board of Education
April 17, 2018 [emailed to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>]
Dear Mr. Franco:
This letter is in response to your request for information under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Your request was received on April 9, 2018.
You have requested All memos, budgets, proposed budgets, presentations, and emails from the dates 01/01/2012 to 04/09/18 mentioning the use of, spending on, and/or consideration of bulletproof shelters for use in schools in the state.
We have no documents in response to your request. Procurement of bulletproof shelters would occur at the district level, not the state level. We recommend you reach out to districts directly.
If you have questions, please contact Megan Griffin at (217) 782-4648 or email@example.com.
Assistant General Counsel
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.
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