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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2001

Governor Announces $732.7 Million in School Construction Grants

SPRINGFIELD --­ Governor George H. Ryan today announced more than $732 million in state school construction grants to 110 school districts throughout Illinois, marking the state's continued investment in providing modern and improved learning facilities for Illinois school children.

"Investing in the future of our children is one of the greatest responsibilities government has," the Governor said. "These grants reflect our commitment to quality educational facilities and quality education that will benefit today's students for the rest of their lives."

The school construction grant program is funded through Governor Ryan's Illinois FIRST program and helps local school districts relieve overcrowded classrooms and replace old and deteriorating facilities. To date, more than $2.1 billion in state funds have been awarded to school districts throughout the state through the state program, which is jointly administered by the Illinois Capital Development Board and the Illinois State Board of Education.

The grants announced today will help fund construction of 45 new schools and additions or renovations of 161 other out­dated school buildings.

"These grants represent the state's ongoing partnership with local school districts that will provide 2,900 new classrooms and educational opportunities for more than 73,500 students, giving both those students and the state a brighter future and a better ability to deal with the challenges of the 21st Century," Governor Ryan said.

The school construction program, authorized by the General Assembly in late 1997, is the first state building program to assist local school construction in more than two decades and is one of the largest such programs in the country.

Including the grants announced today, the program has benefited 367 school districts in every region of the state and has assisted in funding the construction of 211 new buildings and more than 9,700 new classrooms.

Under the school construction program, local school districts must receive a project entitlement and secure the required local share of construction funds before receiving any state grant funds. The grants range from 35 to 75 percent of eligible construction costs. Enhancements such as swimming pools, gymnasiums and auditoriums are not considered eligible project costs and are excluded from any grant calculations. By law, the Chicago Public Schools receive 20 percent of all grant funds.

Currently, only those projects that address emergency needs, crowded classrooms and old buildings are being funded.

For a list of grant recipients call 217-782-7355.


SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION GRANTS
August 13, 2001
County School District State Share Local Share
Boone Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 $9,204,034 $9,232,352
Brown Brown County Community Unit School District 1 $3,583,602 $2,072,059
Bureau Ladd Elementary School District 94 $4,162,449 $1,697,497
Cass Beardstown Community Unit School District 15 $14,573,885 $4,857,961
Champaign Fisher Community Unit School District 1 $3,571,766 $3,135,146
Rantoul Township High School District 193 $5,003,743 $2,206,262
Clay Clay City Community Unit School District 10 $4,182,407 $1,523,648
Clinton Carlyle Community Unit School District 1 $4,410,899 $2,171,422
Coles Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 $12,355,548 $9,419,719
Cook Bellwood School District 88 $15,346,777 $7,878,221
Berwyn North Elementary District 98 $1,950,800 $650,267
Brookwood School District 167 $2,001,712 $1,029,853
Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 $963,114 $1,485,546
General George S. Patton School District 133 $2,063,299 $687,766
Glenview Community Consolidated School District 34 $6,203,960 $11,521,639
Homewood School District 153 $7,538,179 $3,357,253
J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 $19,966,346 $13,576,444
Kirby School District 140 $3,745,543 $1,517,993
La Grange Elementary School District 102 $4,115,163 $5,452,380
LaGrange Highland School District 106 $1,487,090 $2,761,739
Matteson Elementary School District 162 $1,512,920 $1,210,089
Midlothian School District 143 $2,604,233 $953,905
Cook North Palos Elementary School District 117 $445,995 $710,888
Northfield Township High School District 225 $10,502,956 $19,505,490
Palatine Community Consolidated School District 15 $3,698,699 $6,551,206
River Trails School District 26 $384,921 $714,853
Schaumburg Township Elementary School District 54 $819,813 $1,522,511
Summit School District 104 $2,177,216 $2,792,439
Winnetka School District 36 $1,133,276 $2,104,654
Crawford Oblong Community Unit School District 4 $4,657,564 $1,552,521
DeKalb Genoa-Kingston Community Unit School District 424 $7,604,545 $14,122,726
DuPage Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 $1,635,717 $3,037,761
Glenbard Township High School District 87 $1,524,375 $2,830,981
Hindsdale Community Consolidated School District 181 $838,930 $1,558,013
Keeneyville School District 20 $3,265,551 $3,421,712
Lisle Community Unit School District 202 $2,394,539 $4,447,000
Maercker School District 60 $5,140,833 $9,547,261
Medinah Elementary School District 11 $985,747 $1,830,673
Fayette St. Elmo Community Unit School District 202 $1,175,422 $396,080
Fulton Community Unit School District 3, Fulton $4,666,353 $2,039,778
Hancock Warsaw Community Unit School District 316 $3,838,740 $1,435,251
Henry Orion Community Unit School District 223 $4,869,970 $3,673,478
Jackson Unity Point Community Consolidated School District 140 $4,957,577 $1,652,526
JoDaviess Warren Community Unit School District 205 $3,822,236 $3,411,920
Kankakee Kankakee School District 111 $1,593,920 $619,087
St. Anne High School District 302 $7,593,217 $2,637,692
Kendall Oswego Community Unit District 308 $10,600,370 $10,676,756
Lake Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125 $4,026,199 $7,477,227
Antioch Community High School District 117 $11,736,698 $20,498,830
Deerfield Public School District 109 $1,223,890 $2,272,940
Fox Lake Grade School District 114 $3,323,809 $6,172,788
Lake Zurich School District 95 $10,985,843 $20,402,280
Libertyville School District 70 $1,728,623 $3,210,299
Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 $232,530 $431,842
Mundelein Elementary School District 75 $1,479,880 $1,055,450
North Shore School District 112 $1,767,123 $3,281,799
Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 $15,452,392 $21,290,464
LaSalle Community Unit School District 2 (Serena) $3,584,831 $3,879,913
Ottawa Township High School District 140 $11,612,210 $7,794,388
Lee Lee Center Community Unit School District 271 $3,546,380 $3,432,911
Logan Lincoln Elementary School District 27 $8,318,181 $3,006,576
Macon Decatur Public School District 61 $865,199 $1,006,668
Maroa-Forsyth Community Unit School District 2 $4,575,050 $8,496,522
Macoupin Staunton Community Unit School District 6 $1,525,262 $525,054
Madison Bethalto Community School District 8 $3,227,448 $1,075,816
Collinsville Community Unit School District 10 $19,981,394 $15,570,782
Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7 $13,858,722 $14,927,442
Marion Iuka Community Consolidated District 7 $3,942,683 $1,314,228
Massac Massac Community Unit School District 1 $13,992,654 $5,641,585
McHenry Fox River Grove School District 3 $2,789,850 $2,002,636
Huntley School District 158 $27,852,354
Marengo Community High School District 154 $11,049,726 $18,435,553
McHenry High School District 156 $8,869,209 $12,620,390
Nippersink School District 2 $1,568,569 $1,274,324
Ogle Forrestville Valley School District 221 $2,078,011 $1,401,538
Oregon Community School District 220 $3,412,612 $2,648,242
Rochelle Township High School District 212 $20,430,224 $11,861,488
Peoria Dunlap Community Unit School District 323 $2,734,880 $5,079,063
Illinois Valley Central Unit District 321 $1,581,213 $1,465,523
Piatt Atwood-Hammond Community Unit School District 39 $2,089,300 $1,688,035
Cerro Gordo Community Unit School District 100 $3,067,244 $2,511,880
Pike Griggsville-Perry Community Unit School District 4 $1,772,589 $761,633
Randolph Red Bud Community Unit School District 132 $689,005 $1,279,580
Steeleville Community Unit School District 138 $605,763 $414,557
Rock Island East Moline School District 37 $4,960,081 $2,190,637
Sangamon Williamsville Community Unit School District 15 $7,753,209 $3,861,633
St. Clair Dupo Community Unit School District 196 $3,981,419 $1,618,947
East St. Louis School District 189 $4,000,000 $1,333,333
Grant Community Consolidated School District 110 $1,731,594 $827,006
Smithton Community Consolidated School District 130 $1,285,665 $492,306
Wolf Branch Elementary District 113 $11,959,582 $4,278,444
Stephenson Pearl City Community Unit School District 200 $4,205,945 $2,028,669
Tazewell Deer Creek-Mackinaw Community Unit School District 701 $4,779,497 $3,059,875
Vermilion Bismarck-Henning Community Unit School District 1 $4,380,731 $3,396,587
Oakwood Community Unit School District 76 $3,553,249 $1,547,560
Wayne New Hope Community Consolidated School District 6 $1,869,355 $623,118
Whiteside Montmorency Community Consolidated School District 145 $638,781 $262,766
Will Channahon Public School District 17 $4,845,638 $8,999,042
Fairmont School District 89 $4,610,020 $1,536,673
Frankfort Community Consolidated School District 157-C $1,826,347 $3,391,788
Joliet Public Schools District 86 $16,082,725 $6,197,146
Mokena School District 159 $7,068,429 $5,462,425
Williamson Marion Community Unit School District 2 $2,197,584 $2,385,579
Winnebago Hononegah Community High School 207 $8,037,773 $4,255,013
Pecatonica Community Unit School District 321 $8,459,593 $7,146,853
Prairie Hills Community Consolidated School District 133 (S. Beloit) $873,059 $443,964
Rockford Public Schools School District 205 $27,318,789 $25,719,465
South Beloit Comm. Unit School District 320 $5,395,786 $7,754,340
Woodford Fieldcrest Community Unit School District 6 $853,578 $655,321
Cook Chicago Public Schools District 299 $146,538,592 $272,143,099
TOTALS (110 School Districts) $732,692,961 $806,866,607



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