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Rochelle Elementary District receives federal grant

The Rochelle Elementary School District will be receiving a federal grant dealing with a program for "at-risk" students.

The district will receive $430,000 each year for the next 5 years for the program. There will be no cost involving the 1st 3 years for the district while they pay 10% of the $430,000 in the 4th year and 30% in the final year.

Superintendent Todd Prusator said that between 300 to 350 students will be part of the program.

The 3 builidngs that will be used for the program are May, Central, and the Middle School.

The district has also received a $250,000 energy efficient grant for a geothermal project at May School for heating and air conditioning. The project is expected to cost just over $774,000.

The tax levy for the district was approved last night as the increase was just over 3% from a year ago. Prusdator said that the tax rate will remain about the same.

The board also heard a presentation about a 1 percent county sales tax proposal. School officials have said in the past that they were against any tax increase. The district would have received $480,000 last year if the tax increase was approved by voters. The money could be used for facilities or paying off bonds.

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