From left, Beatrice Davis, principal of Kingsley School, Superintendent Hardy Murphy, State Senator Jeff Schoenberg, and School Board member Andrew Pigozzi.

State Senator Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston) formally announced at Kingsley School on June 8 that the State will make a $1 million grant to School District 65 for capital improvements.

According to a joint press release issued by Senator Shoenberg’s office and District 65, the $1 million grant will help offset the cost of replacing antiquated boilers and water heaters and  the cost of installing several energy recovery units and new energy efficient windows at the schools, all of which will make the schools more energy efficient.  

 “These buildings are filled with fresh new ideas,” said Sen. Schoenberg. “The District needs buildings that will hold up and conserve energy. … I am pleased that the State will be able to help in the completion of these advancements.”

“A number of the capital projects that District 65 has planned are designed to improve energy efficiency, recover unused energy, and to reduce consumption of the earth’s precious resources,” said Superintendent Hardy Murphy. “This $1 Million grant that Senator Schoenberg has secured for our District allows the District to address many more of the projects that were identified and gives us a chance to really make a difference as responsible citizens in this community.”