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Board of Education would receive $68.4M for capital projects under Rauner budget

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Jun 18, 2018

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Just under nine-tenths of 1 percent of the governor's 2019 capital budget request would fund Illinois Board of Education projects, according to a state analysis.

In all, the budget includes $68.4 million for the board

Funding sources include $40 million from the School Infrastructure Fund and $28 million from the capital development fund.

| State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith

The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability analysis lists Gov. Bruce Rauner's funding priorities and analyzes how it would affect the state's long-term debt. Rauner included $7.8 billion for capital projects for 23 agencies.


Board of Education capital projects

This list includes projects requiring new appropriations and do not include reappropriations for ongoing capital projects.

Program DescriptionAppropriation
School Districts (excluding Chicago Public Schools): maintenance grants $40,000,000
Statewide: Severely Overcrowded Schools Grant Program$25,000,000
Grants to School Districts for energy efficiency projects$3,400,000
Source: Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Capital Plan Analysis FY 2019, released April 2018

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