Report: CHSD 155 gets $409.30 per student in federal aid
Community High School District 155 (CHSD) received $409.30 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $2,715,322.73, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) said.
The $2,715,322.73 equals approximately 2.8 percent of CHSD's total budget. The state average for federal funding by public school districts is 8 percent, ISBE said.
The Obama administration is threatening to pull federal funding from local schools that refuse to follow Washington directives. Most recently, it ordered all public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.
Chicago Public Schools gets 16 percent of its funding from the federal government, or twice the state average. Chicago property taxpayers pay for only 49 percent of their school bill; CHSD pays for 85.4 percent.
CHSD spent a total of $14,618 per student in 2015, 31.3 percent more than in 2010, when it spent $11,130 per student.
Among other McHenry County school districts, Johnsburg Community Unit School District (CUSD) 12 ($468.19 per pupil) and Fox River Grove Consolidated School District 3 ($1,638.81 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than CHSD.
Nippersink School District 2 ($377.49 per pupil)and Community Consolidated School District 158 ($274.16 per pupil) receive less.
Harvard Community Unified School District 50 spends the most money on public schools in McHenry County, at $15,040 per pupil.
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