A bill has passed out of the Illinois House that makes re-appropriations from the School Construction Fund and the Capital Development Fund for on-going school construction and improvements for fiscal year 2016. State Representative John Cavaletto, who represents the local 107th District, was a co-sponsor of the bill.
“I am happy that we have been able to move this bill out of the House to help schools such as South Central School District that is in the middle of a project that they have had to put on hold because the funding was stopped due to the state’s fiscal crisis,” said Representative Cavaletto.
If the bill is passed, the South Central School District would receive $8.2 million in funding for construction projects.
The appropriations contained in the bill include the FY16 budget request for School Construction Grants, totaling $435,648,195. Other construction grants would go to schools in the region including $4 million to the Flora Community Unit #35 School District and $5.5 million to Mt. Vernon Township High School District # 201.
The legislation now goes to the Illinois Senate for consideration. The effective date would be retroactive back to July 1, 2015.