Report: District 60 receives $469.20 per student from feds
New Athens Community Unified School District 60 received $469.20 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $260,875.20, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $260,875.20 equals approximately 5.0 percent of District 60'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 60 pays for 68.3 percent.
District 60 spent a total of $9,384 per student in 2015.
Among Metro-East school districts, Granite City CUSD 9 ($956.69 per pupil) and Bunker Hill CUSD 8 ($1,101.24 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 60.
Valmeyer CUSD 3 ($399.73 per pupil)and Marissa CUSD 40 ($290.07 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.