State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) announced today that $17,637 in school library grant money has been approved for two school districts located in the 54th 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.
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:
- Township High School District #211: $8,724.75
- Palatine Community Consolidated School District #15: $8,912.25
“Print and digital reading materials are an incredibly important element of teaching and learning,” said Morrison. “I am pleased to know that a portion of this year’s school library grant allocation will be put to good use right here in the 54th District.”