East Peoria School District receives $17 million for expansion projects

By WEEK Producer

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East Peoria School District receives $17 million for expansion projects

August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 5:30 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The state of Illinois is providing East Peoria School District 86 with $17.4 million as part of the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program.

The state’s funding will be matched by a local share of more than $13 million.

The funds will be used to reimburse the district for projects that have already been completed.

Those projects include the construction of the one-story, three-classroom addition to the Central Junior High School for 180 students in grades 6 - 8; construction of the three-story, 42-classroom addition to the Central Junior High School for 887 students in grades 6 - 8; and, the construction of the one-story, six-classroom addition to the Armstrong School for 166 students in grades K - 2.

The school had been on a waiting list for committed state funds since 2003.