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Several Central Illinois Schools Receiving Improvement Grants

Many central Illinois schools will be getting an upgrade for infrastructure improvements.  State Senator Doris Turner recently announced that thanks to funds distributed by the Illinois State Board of Education, local schools will receive a total of $843,610 for those improvements. A total of $30 million was distributed to districts across the state. Applicants were required to match the state funds and commit to completing proposed projects within two years.  


State Senator Turner says, “Our children deserve top quality accommodations in order to have a fruitful learning experience. I’m proud that these much-needed investments will go to benefit school districts and most importantly, our youth.”


Schools that are receiving money from the grants include Morrisonville, Taylorville, Edinburg, Pana, South Fork, Panhandle, Hillsboro, Litchfield, Nokomis, and Sangamon Valley. Projects that are going to be included in these grants include updates to heating and cooling, ventilation, and increased accessibility throughout buildings. 


State Senator Turner says that studies show that high-quality facilities lead to a better quality of education.  For more information, visit the ISBE website. 

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