Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) recognized National Public Schools Week which runs from February 21st through the 25th. The American Rescue Plan, which Bustos helped pass, secured more than $595 million for public schools in Northwest and Central Illinois K-12 schools to stay open safely and make up for lost learning time.

“All students should have access to safe, welcoming, and well-funded public schools,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Thanks to the historic investment from the American Rescue Plan in K-12 education, our primary and secondary schools are better equipped to safely stay open while navigating the challenges presented by the pandemic. I look forward to continuing to support our schools, faculty and staff to ensure quality education for every student.”

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Commemorates National Public Schools Week With New Funding

Cheri Bustos

Nationwide, the American Rescue Plan provided $130 billion for schools to stay open, with an additional $10 billion to help schools conduct COVID-19 testing for students and staff. A breakdown of public school funding for counties in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District can be found below:

  • Carroll County: $5,917,310
  • Fulton County: $15,094,544
  • Henderson County: $1,988,481
  • Henry County: $21,841,206
  • Jo Daviess County: $5,577,197
  • Knox County: $28,976,414
  • Mercer County: $3,028,953
  • Rock Island County: $95,467,588
  • Stephenson County: $27,496,316
  • Warren County: $7,015,557
  • Whiteside County: $24,944,686
  • Peoria County: $113,776,116
  • Tazewell County: $19,951,356
  • Winnebago County: $224,913,872
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Commemorates National Public Schools Week With New Funding
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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Commemorates National Public Schools Week With New Funding

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