Schools in Illinois would have an easier time working with other organizations to try to get some money for good-living programs, under a new initiative from the new superintendent. Tony Smith's talking about the $15 million Healthy Community Incentive Fund.
“There's a lot of research that suggests that when public, private, and philanthropic agencies are aligned, kids and families do better, but it's really hard to start those things,” Smith said. “We are putting a new kind of strategy there; it pulls together things that people have been asking for the last few years, and we're framing it as a Healthy Community Incentive Fund.”
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Smith announced this community partnership support during the Illinois State Board of Education budget presentation.