Report: Johnsburg School District 12 receives $468.19 per student from feds
Johnsburg Community Unified School District 12 received $468.19 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $970,568.23, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $970,568.23 equals approximately 3.9 percent of District 12'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 12 taxpayers pay for 82.9 percent.
District 12 spent a total of $12,005 per student in 2015, 17.9 percent more than in 2010, when it spent $10,179 per student.
Among McHenry school districts, Harvard CUSD 50 ($849.03 per pupil) and McHenry CCSD 15 ($612.35 per pupil) received more money from the federal government than District 12.
Cary CCSD 26 ($440.26 per pupil)and Harrison SD 36 ($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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