Secretary of State to process School District Library Grant Program money
Several school districts located in the 33rd Senate District will be getting a total of $34,878 in school library grant money.
The School District Library Grant Program is designed to help provide more library books and materials for the students of 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.
The below school districts will receive the following amounts:
- Community Unit School District 300: $14,359.50
- Consolidated School District 158: $7,017.75
- Geneva Community Unit School District 304: $4,272.75
- Saint Charles Community Unit School District 303: $9,228.00
“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.”
The money will be processed by the Secretary of State’s Office next week, and then forwarded to the Comptroller’s Office for payment.