Jefferson County Schools Among Those to Receive Library Grant Awards from Secretary of State White

Jefferson County Schools Among Those to Receive Library Grant Awards from Secretary of State White

SPRINGFIELD — Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded over $1.3 million in library grant awards to 694 public school districts.

Appropriations approved by the General Assembly and the Governor awarded school library grants based on a formula of $.75 per student, with a minimum grant award of $750.

More than 1.6 million Illinois students served by school library media programs have benefited from the grants.

Locally, Mt. Vernon Township High School will receive a little more than $850 and Mt. Vernon City Schools will receive just over $950.

Elsewhere in Jefferson County, Waltonville Schools,Rome District 2, Summersville Grade School and Opdyke-Belle Rive will each receive the minimum grant award of $750.