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Jacksonville Schools Get Money for Libraries

Updated: Thursday, April 24 2014, 01:08 AM CDT
JACKSONVILLE --- $1.4
million--all to encourage kids in Illinois schools to pick up a book
and read. The School District Library Grant Program allots more than 650
public school districts throughout the state about 75 cents per
student. That's netting the Jacksonville school district more than
$2,400.

It's money Superintendent Steve Ptacek says is needed for both fiction and nonfiction reading material.

"It
just allows us to provide some supplemental material, some additional
material, for our students, that in a decreasing revenue time period
that we're in would tend to get lost," Ptacek said.

Districts
can spend part of the money on electronics, like educational DVDs and
new computers. But Ptacek said they're going to stick with books, so
they can replenish their library.

Click here to see where the rest of the state money is going.


Jacksonville Schools Get Money for Libraries


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