Students in 17 school districts across Illinois will have more opportunity to learn a foreign language or participate in the arts, under a grant program which this year handed out almost $900,000.   The Illinois State Board of Education’s Arts and Foreign Language Assistance program is intended to help districts help students get more of a well-rounded education. 39 districts applied, and 17 will receive money.  

 

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“These dollars help do a little bit more than what they otherwise offer,” said ISBE spokeswoman Mary Fergus.
 
 
* Mundelein Consolidated High School District, 120$16,324, World           Language Curriculum

* Meridian CUSD 223,  $17,859,   K-12 Foreign language Curriculum
* Harvard CUSD,  50$15,817,   Arts Program Implementation Grants
* Ina CSD 8,  $75,000,  Fine Arts expansion
* Lake Forest ESD 67,  $74,787,  Mandarin immersion expansion
* Cook County SD 130,  $68,000, Dramatic and Performing Arts Expansion
* Sesser-Valier CUSD 196, $70,605,  High School Spanish
* Schaumburg CCSD 54, $75,000,  Chinese Immersion Expansion
* Fremont SD 79, $51,200,  Middle School Choral
* CHSD 117 (Lake Villa), $52,183, New String Program

Continuing Implementation Projects

* Bushnell Prairie City CUSD170,  $29,489,   High School Spanish
* Consolidated SD 158 (Algonquin),  $73,295,  K-12 Music Education
* Elmhurst CUD 205,   $71,834,  World Language Program
* Meridian CUSD 101,  $73,295,   Visual and Performing Arts
* Woodstock CUSD 200,  $44,109,  Orchestra Program
* Anna SD 37,  $14,511,   Visual and Performing Arts
* Peoria SD150, $48,590,   World Drumming Curriculum

 

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