District 113 was recently awarded $50,000 to cover some of the costs of its roof replacement at Deerfield High School.
Over the past several years District 113 has tried to complete some capital improvement projects with its current funding. Funds were budgeted to replace aging roofs at both Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools.
“The maintenance of our buildings is really important,” Andrea Johnson, District
113 Director of Equity and Grants, said. “We’re constantly looking for any monies that the government or other entities are offering to defray some of those costs and help maintain our buildings to the best of our ability.”
Johnson applied for the School Maintenance Program Grant in the spring of 2012. The District received the $50,000 grant this fall.
“It’s really exciting that we not only got the grant but the funds are here and in our hands already,” she said.
Last summer, as in previous summers, additional roofs at Deerfield High School were replaced; the building is now ninety percent complete. Ninety-five percent of roofs at Highland Park High School are new and do not need to be replaced for at least 10 years.