Report: Libertyville District 70 gets $176.74 per student in federal aid
Libertyville School District 70 received $176.74 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $436,736.89, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) said.
The $436,736.89 equals approximately 1.5 percent of District 70's total budget. The state average for federal funding of 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; District 70 pays for 89.1 percent.
District 70 spent a total of $11,783 per student in 2015, 16.1 percent more than in 2010, when it spent $10,145 per student.
Among other Lake County school districts, Barrington CUSD 220 ($469.16 per pupil) and Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125 ($472.28 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 70.
CHSD 128 ($106.27 per pupil) receives less.
Community High School District 128 spends the most money on public schools in Lake County, at $21,255 per pupil.