Report: Mundelein District 75 gets $400.36 per student in federal aid
Mundelein Elementary School District 75 received $400.36 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $672,204.44, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) said.
The $672,204.44 equals approximately 4.0 percent of District 75'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 75 pays for 79.2 percent.
District 75 spent a total of $10,009 per student in 2015, 8.5 percent more than in 2010, when it spent $9,221 per student.
Among other Lake County school districts, Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125 ($472.28 per pupil) and Barrington CUSD 220 ($469.16 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 75.
Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102 ($240.62 per pupil) and Libertyville SD 70 ($176.74 per pupil) receive less.
Community High School District 128 spends the most money on public schools in Lake County, at $21,255 per pupil.