Report: Glenbard Township High School District 87 receives $292.86 per student from feds.
Glenbard Township High School District 87 received $292.86 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $2,427,273.40, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $2,427,273.40 equals approximately 1.9 percent of District 87'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 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 87 pays for 89.2 percent.
District 87 spent a total of $15,414 per student in 2015.
Among DuPage school districts, Elmhurst School District 205 ($375.67 per pupil) and Lisle CUSD 202 ($622.84 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 87.
Hinsdale Township HSD 86 ($239.56 per pupil) and Fenton CHSD 100 ($270.79 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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