Report: Elmhurst School District 205 receives $375.67 per student from feds
Elmhurst School District No. 205 received $375.67 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $3,174,086.52, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $3,174,086.52 equals approximately 2.8 percent of District 205's total budget. The state average for federal funding of public school districts is 8 percent, according to ISBE.
The Obama Administration is threatening to pull federal funding of 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 get 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 205 pays for 89.7 percent.
District 205 spent a total of $13,417 per student in 2015.
Among DuPage school districts, Naperville CUSD 203 ($2,240.56 per pupil) and CUSD 201 ($843.86 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 205.
Glenbard Township HSD 87 ($292.86 per pupil) and CUSD 200 ($171.21 per pupil) receive less.
Hinsdale Township High School District 86 spends the most money on public schools in DuPage, at $18,428 per pupil.
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