Report: Harvard District 50 receives $849.03 per student from feds
Harvard Community Unified School District 50 received $849.03 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $2,124,273.06, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $2,124,273.06 equals approximately 7.8 percent of District 50'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 50 taxpayers pay for 51.8 percent.
District 50 spent a total of $10,885 per student in 2015; in 2010, it spent $0 per student.
Among McHenry school districts, Fox River Grove District 3 ($1,638.81 per pupil) receives more money from the federal government than District 50.
Crystal Lake School District 47 ($472.28 per pupil) and Harrison School District ($446.61 per pupil) received less.
Harvard Community Unified School District 50 spends the most money on public schools in McHenry, at $15,040 per pupil.
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