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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

What is FOIA?

Delaware Freedom of Information Act
The Act (29 Del. Code, Chapter 100) establishes that “it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner” and that “it is vital that citizens have easy access to public records in order that the society remain free and democratic.”

Senate Bill 87
Passed in the 146th General Assembly and signed by Governor Markell on October 20, 2011, requires that a standard form for requests under the Act be made available to the public.

Executive Order No. 31
Approved by the Governor on October 20, 2011, requires executive branch agencies to adopt a standardized policy for requests.

District FOIA Coordinator

Evelyn Edney
1570 N. DuPont Highway, Dover DE 19901
302.857.4456 fax
evelyn.edney [at] echs.k12.de.us

Make a Request

NOTICE: Under Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del. C. §§ 10001-10006 (“FOIA”), a FOIA request or petition, along with any information contained therein or any documents attached thereto, submitted to any “public body” subject to FOIA, including, without limitation, any board, bureau, commission, department, agency or committee of the State, may itself be deemed a “public record” subject to disclosure under FOIA.

Pursuant to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act 29 Del. C. ch. 100.


Submit a request online by completing the form below or print a copy of the form and mail to the address below:

Dr. Evelyn Edney
1570 N. DuPont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901


Your Name: *
Mailing Address: *
(Be as specific as you can, describing types of records, dates, parties to correspondence, subject matter, etc. ECHS will make every reasonable effort to assist you in identifying the record being sought. Requests for voluminous records may be delayed.)

There may be costs involved in responding to your request. A public body such as ECHS, can require you to examine the records at the office of ECHS. Refer to ECHS’s policy and procedures for information about costs and access to records.


Within 15 business days from receipt of your request ECHS must either provide you with access to the records, deny your request, or state that additional time is needed.