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How much has CUSD 201 overspent over the past 10 years?

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 7, 2018


Community Unit School District 201 accumulated $14.97 million in debt between fiscal years 2008 and 2017, according to a DuPage Policy Journal analysis of public schools data.

Spending and revenue data obtained for this analysis comes from the Illinois Local Education Agency Retrieval Network (ILEARN), which is part of the Illinois State Board of Education and collects data annually on school district financials.

Over the 10-year span, CUSD 201 reported 16.2 percent more revenue. At the same time, total spending went up 34.4 percent. The resulting deficit grew by 268.2 percent from 2008 to 2017.

School district debt
Year
Total Revenue (nominal)
Total Spending (nominal)
Deficit / Surplus
2008
$23,339,197
$25,147,126
-$1,807,929
2009
$24,359,721
$26,069,388
-$1,709,667
2010
$24,114,188
$25,871,305
-$1,757,117
2011
$25,286,030
$24,878,744
$407,286
2012
$25,641,424
$25,488,105
$153,319
2013
$27,025,722
$28,728,016
-$1,702,294
2014
$26,255,332
$26,194,769
$60,563
2015
$26,923,900
$26,823,786
$100,114
2016
$27,578,527
$29,638,805
-$2,060,278
2017
$27,127,679
$33,785,362
-$6,657,683
Total
$257,651,720
$272,625,406
-$14,973,686
10-year change (%)
16.2
34.4
268.2
Illinois Local Education Agency Retrieval Network

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