State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) announced today that $17,381 in school library grant money will soon be flowing to schools located in the 63rd Legislative House District.
The School District Library Grant Program is designed to help provide more library books and materials for students attending public schools in Illinois. The state legislature has authorized up to a $.75 per pupil expenditure for qualifying schools. The grant award is based on funds appropriated by the General Assembly and the official enrollment as of the previous September 30th of a school district.
“These grants will help put books into the hands and students and will go far in assisting with teaching and learning in northern McHenry County,” said Reick. “The schools up here are hurting, and any assistance the State can provide with the delivery of educational tools is appreciated.”
Specifically, the following grants will be processed by the Secretary of State’s Office next week and then forwarded to the Comptroller’s office for payment:
- Harvard CUSD #50: $1,865.25
- Alden-Hebron Community Consolidated Unit #19: $750.00
- Johnsburg CUSD #12: $1,359.00
- Riley Community Consolidated School District #18: $750.00
- Marengo-Union Community School District #165: $750.00
- Marengo Community High School District #154: $750.00
- McHenry CCSD #15: $3,262.50
- McHenry Community High School District #156: $1,669.50
- Nippersink School District #2: $845.25
- Richmond Burton CHSD #157: $750.00
- Woodstock CUSD #200: $4,629.75
“As a former public school teacher and administrator, I know our school libraries are very important in helping students learn and prepare themselves for the future,” said Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White. “Illinois was the first state to implement a school district grant program for libraries, and I am pleased that we can continue to provide them with some of the financial resources they need to produce well-educated students.”