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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

July 27, 2000

217/782‑4648 or 312/814-3490

Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Grant Recipients Selected

Ninety-two Illinois school districts have been selected to receive Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF) Grants for FY2001, the fourth year of the program.

"The TLCF grants help local schools accelerate their efforts to ensure that today's students are technologically literate," State Superintendent Glenn W. McGee explained.  "These federal funds add to our ability to work with schools in integrating technology throughout the curriculum ‑such efforts will transform teaching and learning to increase student achievement."

The TLCF is specifically designed to help districts with the highest numbers of children in poverty and, therefore, the greatest need.  The goals of TLCF are to give all teachers training and support to help their students learn through computers and the Internet, provide up-to-date computers in their classrooms, connect all classrooms to the Internet, and ensure that effective and engaged learning will be an integral part of every school's curriculum.

School districts are selected to receive TLCF funds through a competitive process.  Districts could submit applications for no more than two of the three project categories.  The categories were as follows:  1) a single district application that includes community partners for a local technology project, 2) a regional application that involves three or more other public school districts in an area served by a Learning Technology Hub for a technology project, and 3) a statewide application that includes participation with public school districts in at least three Learning Technology Hub areas for a technology project.

In this phase of the program, school districts submitted 467 TLCF proposals.  Field reviewers evaluated the proposals and recommended funding for districts in each of the seven Learning Technology Hubs in Illinois.  Funds are then distributed based on a formula that takes into account the number of school districts, K‑12 students, and low‑income children in the Hub area.

State Board staff will assist these districts with the implementation of their technology projects.

The following is a list of school districts selected to receive Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Grants for FY01:

Single district awards by county:

Adams

Quincy School District #172

$180,000.00

Christian

Taylorville Community Unit School District #3

$135,000.00

Clay

Clay City Community Unit District #10

$45,000.00

Clinton

Germantown School District #60

$45,000.00

Cook

Orland School District #135

$180,000.00

Cook

Golf School District #67

$45,000.00

Cook

Rich Township High School District #227

$135,000.00

Cook

Oak Park Elementary District #97

$180,000.00

Cook

Lincoln Elementary School District #15

$45,000.00

Cook

Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview District #89

$180,000.00

 

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Cook

Bloom Township High School District #206

$135,000.00

Cook

Prairie-Hills Elementary School District #144

$135,000.00

Cook

Arbor Park School District  #145

$90,000.00

Cook

Berwyn North School District #98

$135,000.00

Cook

Chicago Heights School District #170

$135,000.00

Cook

Dolton School District #148

$135,000.00

Cook

Sunnybrook School District #171

$90,000.00

Cook

Oak Park River Forest High School District #200

$135,000.00

Cook

Matteson School District #162

$135,000.00

Cook

East Maine School District #63

$135,000.00

Cook

Chicago Public Schools

$4,174,790.00

 

   (39 School-based technology integration projects)

 

Crawford

Hutsonville Community Unit School District  #1

$45,000.00

Cumberland

Cumberland Unit District #77

$90,000.00

DeKalb

Genoa-Kingston Unit School District #424

$90,000.00

DeKalb

DeKalb Community Unit School District #428

$180,000.00

DuPage

Downers Grove Grade School District #58

$180,000.00

DuPage

School District #45, Villa Park

$45,000.00

Franklin

Sesser-Valier District #196

$45,000.00

Fulton

Avon Community Unit School District #176

$45,000.00

Greene

Carrollton Community Unit School District #1

$45,000.00

Henry

Cambridge Community Unit School District #227

$45,000.00

Henry

Kewanee Community Unit School District #229

$90,000.00

Henry

Galva Community Unit School District #224

$45,000.00

Iroquois

Iroquois County Unit School District #9

$90,000.00

Kane

Geneva Community Unit School District #304

$180,000.00

Kane

School District #U-46, Elgin

$225,000.00

Kane

Community Unit School District #300

$225,000.00

Kane

West Aurora School District #129

$225,000.00

Kankakee

Bradley School District #61

$90,000.00

Kankakee

Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53

$135,000.00

Kankakee

Manteno Community Unit School District #5

$90,000.00

Kankakee

Kankakee School District #111

$180,000.00

Kendall

Yorkville Community Unit School District #115

$135,000.00

LaSalle

Grand Ridge Community District #95

$45,000.00

LaSalle

Ottawa Elementary District #141

$135,000.00

Macon

Mount Zion Community Unit District #3

$135,000.00

Macon

Argenta-Oreana Unit School District # 1

$90,000.00

Macon

Decatur School District #61

$225,000.00

Macoupin

Carlinville Unit School District #1

$90,000.00

Marshall

Henry-Senachwine Unit School District #5

$45,000.00

McHenry

Harvard Community Unit School District #50

$135,000.00

McHenry

Woodstock Unit School District #200

$180,000.00

McHenry

McHenry Community School District # 15

$180,000.00

McLean

Tri-Valley Community Unit District #3

$45,000.00

Montgomery

Litchfield Community Unit School district # 12

$90,000.00

Montgomery

Hillsboro Community Unit School District #3

$135,000.00

Ogle

Rochelle Township High School District #212

$45,000.00

                                                                                                                      Total     $15,900.000.00

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