Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts

Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts
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Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts

Thirteen local school districts are set to receive over $155 million in additional funding, State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced today.

The funding comes as part of the latest federal COVID-19 relief packages and is meant to address challenges caused by the pandemic.

“Now that the end of the pandemic finally seems to be in sight, this new funding will help local schools move forward into a brighter future,” Landek said.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Aug. 18 for the new performing arts center at Argo Community High School in Summit. The new center was made possible thanks in part to a $1 million donation from alumni Richard and Sharon Portillo. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Performing arts center at Argo Community High School in Summit. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

“Local teachers, schools and students have put up with so much during the pandemic, and it’s great that they’re getting some support for their hard work going forward.”

The majority of the money will come from the recently passed American Rescue Plan, and provided that 20% is used to address losses in learning, schools will have some flexibility regarding how the remaining funds are spent.

State Senator Steve Landek, Democrat 12th Illinois Senate District

State Senator Steve Landek, Democrat 12th Illinois Senate District

The school districts set to receive funds are:

• Brookfield School District 95, which will receive over $1.6 million;
• Riverside School District 96, which will receive nearly $2 million;
• Berwyn North School District 98, which will receive over $11 million;
• Cicero School District 99, which will receive over $55 million;
• Berwyn South School District 100, which will receive over $10 million;
• Summit School District 104, which will receive over $7.2 million;
• LaGrange School District 105, which will receive over $2.1 million;
• Indian Springs School District 109, which will receive over $12.7 million;
• Burbank School District 111, which will receive over $11.5 million;
• Morton School District 201, which will receive over $28 million;
• Riverside-Brookfield Township School District 208, which will receive over $1.4 million;
• Argo School District 217, which will receive over $6.8 million; and
• Reavis Township School District 220, which will receive over $7.2 million.

In total, Illinois schools will receive nearly $7 billion in funding.

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