Flossmoor School District 161 was recently awarded $50,000 from the State of Illinois School Maintenance Grant Program. On February 16th, Governor Quinn announced that the state was making available $50 million for the School Maintenance Grant. The dollar-for-dollar state matching grant program provides a maximum of $50,000 in matching funds for the maintenance or upkeep of buildings for educational purposes. Flossmoor School District 161 submitted an application in April and was awarded the entire grant amount on June 25, 2012.
Awarded dollars will be used to supplement the current construction project at Western Avenue School, which consists of a new front entry, parking and traffic pattern improvements, as well as resolving long-time drainage issues. Most importantly, these improvements ensure a safer student environment.
This is the fourth year of a six year paving plan approved by the Board of Education. Western Avenue School is the final elementary site to be completed in this process.