Report: Hamilton County Community Unified School District 10 receives $587.79 per student from feds
Hamilton County Community Unified School District 10 received $587.79 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $727,691.44, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $727,691.44 equals approximately 6.6 percent of District 10'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 10 pays for 35.0 percent.
District 10 spent a total of $8,906 per student in 2015.
Among Southeast Illinois school districts, Gallatin CUSD 7 ($779.62 per pupil) and Carterville CUSD 5 ($736.28 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 10.
Crab Orchard CUSD 3 ($376.21 per pupil) and Egyptian CUSD 5 ($339.94 per pupil) receive less.
Carterville Community Unified School District 5 spends the most money on public schools in Southeast Illinois, at $18,407 per pupil.