Report: District 3 receives $302.70 per student from feds
Wesclin Community Unified School District 3 received $302.70 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $400,474.74, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $400,474.74 equals approximately 3.4 percent of District 3'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 3 pays for 35.1 percent.
District 3 spent a total of $8,903 per student in 2015.
Among Metro-East school districts, Collinsville CUSD 10 ($977.53 per pupil) and Lebanon CUSD 9 ($838.73 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 3.
Waterloo CUSD 5 ($205.20 per pupil)and Triad CUSD 2 ($194.80 per pupil) receive less.
Roxana Community Unified School District 1 spends the most money on public schools in Metro-East, at $19,849 per pupil.