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Freedom of Information Act

Public Act 96-0542, the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires public bodies to make public records available to anyone for inspection or copying. There are certain exemptions (exclusions) and rules governed by the Act.

Please direct any VALEES FOIA inquiry to the attention of Mary Borneman, Freedom of Information Officer,

To request information under FOIA from VALEES:

  1. Print the FOIA request form.
  2. Complete and sign your FOIA request form.
  3. Submit your completed FOIA request form in one of the following ways:
  • Mail or deliver the form to VALEES, Bldg. A, Rm. 116, Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Drive,
    Sugar Grove, IL 60554
  • Fax the form to (630) 466-9621

Please note that the VALEES office is open during the academic year and closed during the summer months. VALEES follows the Kaneland Unit School District 302 academic calendar. Regular business hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Open Meetings Information

The Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120) provides that all meetings of public bodies shall be open to the public unless excepted by specific provisions of the act.

The VALEES Open Meetings Information contact is: Mary Borneman, Office Manager,

budget hearing

August 18, 2020 – Public Notice of Budget Hearing held at the VALEES Office, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove Campus, Building A, Room 161 at 9:00 a.m.

Coordinating Council Meeting Dates

The VALEES Coordinating Council meets at 8:00 a.m. on the Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Campus. Meeting notice and agenda are posted at the VALEES office, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove Campus, Building A, Room 161.

September 8, 2020 – Minutes

December 1, 2020 – Minutes

February 2, 2021 – Minutes

April 13, 2021 – postponed until May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021 – Agenda, due to COVID-19 restrictions this is a virtual meeting. Public comment can be submitted to Cassie Blickem following the directions on the agenda.


FY21 Joint Agreement Budget for VALEES

Annual Statement of Affairs

Annual Statement of Affairs (ASA) FY20

Annual Statement of Affairs (ASA) FY19


LEAs within the VALEES region are afforded the opportunity to participate in the intergovernmental agreement forming VALEES. Interested LEAs can contact Cassie Blickem, Director, for a copy of the IGA that includes the terms of becoming a  new member of VALEES.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

VALEES does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities.

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