State-Sponsored School Library Grants Approved for Schools in 104th Legislative House District

State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) announced today that $7,877 in school library grant money is on its way to five school districts located in the 104th 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.

“Funds delivered through this program are extremely helpful to school districts,” said Hays. “This grant money will be helpful in assisting with teaching and learning across the 104th District.”

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:
  • Danville Community Consolidated School District #118: $4,220.25
  • Oakwood Community Unit School District #76: $750.00
  • Rantoul City Schools District #137: $1,206.75
  • Rantoul Township High School District #193: $750.00
  • Westville Community Unit School District #2: $949.50
“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.”

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