Repairs and renovations coming to dozens of Illinois schools

Dozens of West Central Illinois school districts will get state money for building repairs and renovations.

State Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said the state grants total more than $1.3 million. Twenty-eight school districts will receive grants. The dollar-for-dollar state matching grant program provides up to $50,000 in matching funds for the maintenance or upkeep of buildings or structures for educational purposes.

"Sometimes improving education in our region can be as simple as repairing a leaky roof or installing a new heating system," Sen. Sullivan said. "Students learn better in updated, well-maintained buildings, and I'm pleased to see this money putting people to work and helping communities take pride in their schools."

The School Maintenance Grant Program was part of construction and infrastructure funding legislation Sen. Sullivan co-sponsored in 2009.

The following school districts in the 47th Legislative District are receiving money from the School Maintenance Grant Program in 2012:

Adams County:Central CUSD 3 (Camp Point)CUSD 4 (Mendon)Liberty CUSD 2Payson CUSD 1Quincy SD 172

Brown County:Brown County CUSD 1 (Mt. Sterling)

Cass County:A-C Central CUSD 262 (Ashland)Beardstown CUSD 15Virginia CUSD 64

Fulton County: Astoria CUSD 1Avon CUSD 176V I T CUSD 2 (Table Grove)

Hancock County: Dallas ESD 327 (Dallas City)La Harpe CSD 347Southeastern CUSD 337 (Augusta)Warsaw CUSD 316

Henderson County: West Central CUSD 235 (Biggsville)

Mason County: Havana CUSD 126Illini Central CUSD 189 (Mason City)Midwest Central CUSD 191 (Manito)

McDonough County: Bushnell Prairie City CUSD 170West Prairie CUSD 103 (Colchester)

Pike County: Griggsville-Perry CUSD 4Schuyler County:Schuyler -Industry CUSD 5 (Rushville)

Scott County: Scott-Morgan CUSD 2 (Bluffs)Winchester CUSD 1

Warren County: Monmouth-Roseville CUSD 238United CUSD 304 (Monmouth)