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Spring Valley Elementary receiving $12.2 million for school addition

Posted by wlpo on February 16, 2012

The kids that were attending JFK School in Spring Valley when administrators started planning a building addition have finished high school if they haven’t already finished college.  The district has been waiting for the state to release money for school construction.

State officials  announced Thursday that Spring Valley and 30 other schools would finally be receiving money for construction projects.

Superintendent Jim Hermes says they started planning for an addition in 1997.

The district will receive $12.2 million.  That will be added to the $5 million the school has already bonded for.

Hermes says the addition will double the size of JFK allowing them to have all of their students in one building.  Lincoln School would close.

The money is coming from the state program Illinois Jobs Now!  The addition has already been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Capital Development Board.

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