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