Report: Hillside District 93 gets $442.51 per student in federal aid
Hillside School District 93 received $442.51 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $241,169.04, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) said.
The $241,169.04 equals approximately 3.6 percent of District 93'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 of local schools that refuse to follow federal 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 93 pays for 87.5 percent.
District 93 spent a total of $12,292 per student in 2015, 9.6 percent more than in 2010, when it spent $11,213 per student.
Among other West Cook school districts, Oak Park-River Forest SD 200 ($604.30 per pupil) and Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview 89 ($1,197.86 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 93.
Westchester District 92-5 ($274.58 per pupil) receives less.
Oak Park-River Forest School District 200 spends the most money on public schools in West Cook, at $20,838 per pupil.