Report: District 305 receives $90.51 per student from feds
St Joseph Ogden Community High School District 305 received $90.51 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $42,000, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $41,817 is 0.9 percent of District 305's 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 305 pays for 77.9 percent.
District 305 spent a total of $10,057 per student in 2015.
Among Champaign school districts, Rantoul Township HSD 193 ($378.84 per pupil) and Heritage CUSD 8 ($408.38 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 305.
Champaign Community Unified School District 4 spends the most money on public schools in Champaign, at $13,038 per pupil.