classroomARLINGTON HEIGHTS – State Senator Ann Gillespie announced that, thanks to funds distributed by the Illinois State Board of Education, five local school districts received grants for infrastructure improvements.

“Keeping our school facilities in the best possible condition is critical to building healthy and safe classrooms for our students,” said Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights). “This investment will allow students in our community to continue to enjoy the productive learning environment they deserve.”

A total of $30 million in 2022 School Maintenance Grants was distributed to districts across the state. To be eligible for the grants, applicants were required to match the state funds and commit to completing proposed projects within two years.

Local school districts received grants of $50,000 each and include the following:

  • Palatine Community Consolidated School District 15
  • Prospect Heights School District 23
  • Mount Prospect School District 57
  • Township High School District 214
  • Northwest Suburban Special Education District Organization

Projects made possible thanks to these grants include updates to heating and cooling, improvements to ventilation, increased accessibility throughout buildings and more.

A full list of grantees and awards can be viewed on the ISBE website.