District 118 to use grant for improvements at Abe Lincoln

News-DemocratFebruary 18, 2014 

Belleville School District 118 will use a $250,000 energy efficiency grant it received from the state to make much-needed improvements at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Belleville.

Superintendent Matt Klosterman said District 118 was one of 90 grant applications approved by the state out of more than 400 applications.

The grant money will be used for energy efficiency work at Abraham Lincoln, Klosterman said, which will include replacing the exterior doors.

"Many of them are in extremely bad conditions," he said of the doors. "We are going to be able to do a lot of work at the Abraham Lincoln complex. We are hoping to see a big help with energy efficiency."

The school board unanimously approved an agreement with Ittner Architects to design the work to be done at Abraham Lincoln at a cost not to exceed $16,500 during its meeting Tuesday.

The district must match the $250,000 energy efficiency grant. Klosterman said District 118 will use Health Life Safety Funds.

The school board also approved hiring full-time para professional Monet Webster to assist special education students at Union School in Belleville.

Contact reporter Jamie Forsythe at 239-2562 or jforsythe1@bnd.com.

Contact reporter Jamie Forsythe at 239-2562 or jforsythe1@bnd.com.

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