Report: St. Charles District 303 gets $291.11 per student in federal aid
St. Charles Community Unified School District 303 received $291.11 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $3,826,654.09, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) said.
The $3,826,654.09 equals approximately 2.3 percent of District 303'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 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 303 pays for 89.2 percent.
District 303 spent a total of $12,657 per student in 2015.
Among other Kane County school districts, Batavia USD 101 ($1,682.14 per pupil) and SD U-46 ($779.05 per pupil) received more money from the federal government than District 303.
Geneva CUSD 304 ($215.11 per pupil) received less.
Community Unified School District 300 spends the most money on public schools in Kane County, at $15,504 per pupil.