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us April 29, 2011 FOIA Officer Chicago Public Schools Law Department 125 S. Clark Street, Ste 700 Chicago, IL 60603 Dear FOIA Officer: This is a public records request filed under all applicable public records laws. According to the attached December 8, 2005 letter from Arne Duncan, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) vendor #30817, the Save-A- Life Foundation of Schiller Park IL (SALF), was paid $24,500 by CPS to provide first aid training classes to 10,000 grade school students during the 2005/06 school year. According to the attached March 24, 2004 invoice, CPS paid SALF $24,500 to conduct a similar program the previous school year. Please provide me with a list of specific dates the training classes described above took place. Alongside each date, please indicate the name of the school(s) at which the training classes were held and the name(s) of the SALF representative(s) who conducted the classes. If available, please provide the records in digital format. If the fee for completing my request exceeds $25, please obtain my written approval prior to completing this request. If your office wishes to correspond with me, please feel free to do so via e-mail. Thank you for your attention and I look forward to receiving the requested records. Sincerely,

Peter M. Heimlich 3630 River Hollow Run Duluth, GA 30096 ph: (208)474-7283 e-mail: website:

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CHICAGO PUBUC SCHOOLS Arne Duncan Chief Executive Officer

December 8,2005 M$.!CarolJ. Spizzirri Founder and President Save A Life Foundation 9950 W. Lawrence Avenue - 300 Schiller Park, II 6QJ76-1216 Dear Ms. Srazzirri, Thank you for providing training in basic life-support first aid skills to our students. It is very encouraging to learn that 10,000 grade school students will be trained during the 2005-06 school year. Please send me a listing of the schools who will be participating in the training program this year. Funding even basic health education programs is frankly challenging. As a result of our meeting, I have authorized payment in the amount of $24,500 to fund your { program during the 2005-06 school year. Our contribution will complement the funding you have received from Ronald McDonald House Charities. We will process your j invoice for $20,000 now and will disburse the remaining $4,500 upon receipt of a second invoice in January for the second semester of training. ; Unfortunately, I am not able to make an on-going commitment of our funds for this program in future years due to our substantial budgetary constraints. I am always willing to partner with you in the search for additional funding and will help share your positive results with appropriate sources of funding. Given that Illinois is 49"1 out of 50 states in the amount of money that goes to pubic education, we struggle on an annual basis to balance our budget. However, please know that I will continue to be supportive each year in any way that I can. I Thank you again for all of your hard work and leadership and for the tremendous opportunities you provide for our students. Sincerely, Arne Duncan




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Date: March 24, 2004

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Save A Life Foundation, Inc.

9950 W Lawrence Ave Sle 300 Schiller Park, Illinois 60176 847-928-9683 Fax 847-92R-9684

Chicago Public Schools Chicago, Illinois

Attention: N . Balach

Commitment from Chicago Public Schools for training elementary school students in life supporting first aid skills which will take place in approximately 15 schools with approximately 2400 students.


Please make all checks payable to the Save A Life Foundation, Inc. Include a copy of this invoke. Total


24,500,00 .00 ,00 24,500.00

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Nellie V.BalfchTManiigcr. Office of CEO

Subject: RE: FOIA request, 4/29/11 From: "Daniels, Cassandra D" <> Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 12:00:20 -0500 To: "Peter M. Heimlich" <> Mr. Heimlich: The Chicago Public Schools does not have any responsive documents to your April 29, 2011 request. The schools who received training from the Save A Life Foundation were selected by members of the former CPS Chief Education Officers Office. I apologize for the delay in response. I sent a response via email in early May. Thank you for your interest in Chicago Public Schools. Cassandra D. Daniels Freedom of Information Act Officer Chicago Public Schools Law Department 125 S. Clark Street 7th Floor Office: 773/553-1700 Direct: 773/553-1660