Public Access

PUBLIC ACCESS

  Carbondale Community High School District 165

 The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is designed to ensure that the public has access to public records and information about their government, including local school districts.  The information included in this document is intended to assist you in obtaining information about Carbondale Community High School District 165.    

Mission Statement

Carbondale Community High School District 165 strives to provide an education which enables and empowers its diverse students to develop their intellectual, emotional and physical gifts; to understand and respect the similarities and differences among themselves and others in their local and world communities; and to learn the habits and self-discipline necessary to live with integrity and purpose as contributing members of society.

 Philosophy

The Board of Education believes that it is the responsibility of Carbondale Community High School District 165 to provide educational opportunities and experiences which will enable all students to develop their talents and capabilities so that they may be able to assume their responsible roles in a democratic society and to apply their knowledge to a lifetime of continuous learning.  This philosophy places emphasis upon the total development of the student, recognizing the dignity and worth of each individual and serving to enhance within each student a sense of responsibility, tolerance, and freedom.  We, the Board of Education, believe that to translate this philosophy into reality requires cooperation, communication, and continuous effort from the student, parent, faculty, and administration.

 District website:

The District maintains a website at: www.cchs165.jacksn.k12.il.us.  The website provides a wealth of information regarding the programs and services provided by Carbondale Community High School District 165.

 District Organization

The Organizational Chart for the administration of the District may be found at School Documents on the District’s website.

  Offices of the District are located at:

            Superintendent’s Office:        Administrative Center

                                                                    330 South Giant City Road

                                                                   Carbondale, IL  62902

 

            Principal’s Office:                   Carbondale Community High School

                                                                 1301 East Walnut Street

                                                                 Carbondale, IL  62902

 

            Rebound Office:                     Rebound

                                                                 205 North Oakland Avenue

                                                                 Carbondale, IL  62901

 

The District employs approximately 200 full and part-time employees.  Custodial and Transportation services are provided through private contractors.

 The District is governed by an elected seven member Board of Education.  The current members of the Board of Education may be found at Board of Education on the District’s website.

 Public Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

The annual schedule of regular meetings of the Board of Education for the current school year, the current agenda and notice for the upcoming Board of Education meeting, and copies of approved minutes may be found at Board of Education on the District’s website.

 Public Records

Full access to the District’s public records is available to any person as provided in the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Persons wishing to view or obtain copies of District records should submit a written request directed to the District’s Freedom of Information Officer(s): Mr. Steve Murphy, Superintendent or Mrs. Donna Fager, Chief School Business Official or Ms. Lucia Kelso, Administrative Assistant.  All requests should be addressed to the FOIA Officer at: Administrative Center, 330 South Giant City Road, Carbondale, IL 62902.

 Immediately Available Electronic Public Records

In addition to the public records previously identified, the following public records are immediately available at School Documents on the District’s website and may be inspected, downloaded, printed, and/or copied:

                        CCHS School Report Card

                        CCHS Curriculum Guide

                        CCHS Student Handbook

                        CCHS Authorized Use Policy for Computer and Internet Usage

                        CCHS School Improvement Plan

                        CCHS Restructuring Plan

                        CCHS Technology Plan

                        CCHS District Wellness Plan

                        CCHS District Annual Budget

                        CCHS Illinois School Profile

                        CCHS Special education Profile

                        School Information Page

                        Contracts over $25,000 (Includes current contacts with CCHSEA and SEIU)

                        Compensation Report

 Categories of Public Records

In addition to the above identified public records, the District maintains and will make available for inspection and copying the following categories of records:

                        Board Governance:     (1) District Board Policy Manual

                        Fiscal and Business Management:         (1) Tax Levy

                                                                                    (2) Audit

                                                                                    (3) Annual Financial Report

                                                                                    (4) Grant Documents

                                                                                    (5) Bidding Specifications
                                                                                    (6) Account Statements
                                                                                    (7) Accounts Payable List

 

                        Personnel:        (1) Salary Schedules

                                                     (2) Seniority List

                                                     (3) Professional Qualifications of Teachers

                        Instruction:      (1) Master School Schedule
                                                     (2) Text Book Listing

 

Persons wishing to view or obtain copies of non-electronic District records should submit a written request directed to the District’s FOIA Officer at: Administrative Center, 330 South Giant City Road, Carbondale, IL 62902.

 

Persons making a request for copies of public records must pay a copying fee.  No copying fee is charged for the first 50 pages.  The copying fee for each page after the first 50 pages shall be .15 per page.