Report: Thompsonville Community Unified School District 174 receives $339.94 per student from feds
Thompsonville Community Unified School District 174 received $339.94 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $274,338.03, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $274,338.03 equals approximately 3.8 percent of District 174'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 174 pays for 53.9 percent.
District 174 spent a total of $8,946 per student in 2015.
Among Southeast Illinois school districts, Cairo USD1 ($2,168.07 per pupil) and Marion CUSD 2 ($488.12 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 174.
Carterville Community Unified School District 5 spends the most money on public schools in Southeast Illinois, at $18,407 per pupil.
Organizations in this Story
21191 Shawneetown Rd
Thompsonville, IL - 62890