WTVO/WQRF - Nearly two dozen school districts will receive $3.5 million to help utilize technology in the classroom.
The Illinois State Board of Education says the money comes from the School Technology Revolving Loan Program, which are low interest loans so schools can buy technology to help instructors and develop staff.
"We're very grateful to be able to offer districts these loans" says State Superintendent of Education Christopher Koch. "It's essential we ensure students gain experience working with technology and tools that will help build 21st century skills."
Sycamore, Marengo, Winnebago, and Woodstock are all receiving money. They'll have three years to pay back their individual loans.
Here's a full list of which school districts are participating and how much they'll receive:
- River Trails: $219,400
- Lemont-Bromberek Combined: $366,350
- Woodstock Community: $325,000
- Bluford: $50,000
- Clay City: $56,650
- Waterloo: $300,100
- Lockport Elementary: $125,800
- Peoria Heights: $100,000
- Sycamore: $402,700
- Sangamon Valley: $36,000
- Forrestville Valley: $112,750
- Rockdale: $64,450
- Pawnee: $30,000
- La Moille: $53,200
- Winnebago: $165,100
- Hinckley-Big Rock: $97,600
- Casey-Westfield: $117,700
- Robinson: $178,900
- Sandwich: $238,750
- Marengo Union: $159,275
- Kansas: $49,450