04102019CM1670EAST ST. LOUIS – As many teachers and students adapt to e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Centreville) announced schools in St. Clair and Madison Counties will receive over $2 million to provide the necessary resources to students who lack access to remote learning technology. 

“E-learning has been difficult for many students in disadvantaged areas, who might not have access to the internet or a computer,” Belt said. “These grants will support schools’ efforts to make sure every student can actively participate in class, even from outside the classroom.”  

The Digital Equity Formula Grant will help ensure students have the technology they need to access robust and equitable learning opportunities this fall. School districts may use the grant to purchase additional devices and connectivity or to cover purchases made since March 13, 2020.

Local school districts receiving funding include:

  • Granite City CUSD 9 - $363,271 
  • Madison CUSD 12 - $65,601 
  • Clair County Regional Office of Education - $32,212 
  • Freeburg CHSD 77 - $67,284 
  • Shiloh Village SD 85 - $62,016 
  • O Fallon CCSD 90 - $239,885 
  • Grant CCSD 110 - $61,905 
  • Whiteside SD 115 - $98,237 
  • High Mount SD 116 - $50,698
  • Belle Valley SD 119 - $85,784 
  • Smithton CCSD 130 - $60,852 
  • Harmony Emge SD 175 - $71,430 
  • Signal Hill SD 181 - $46,831 
  • Cahokia CUSD 187 - $214,277 
  • Brooklyn UD 188 - $37,579 
  • Belleville Twp HSD 201 - $294,239 
  • O Fallon Twp HSD 203 - $169,686
  • Belleville SD 118 - $231,775

Funding was distributed using a need-based formula. The full list of schools receiving funds is available on the Illinois State Board of Education’s website.

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