Report: Joliet Township District No. 204 receives $806.97 per student from feds.
Joliet Township High School District No. 204 received $806.97 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $5,186,434.75, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $5,186,434.75 equals approximately 5.4 percent of District 204'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 204 pays for 79.8 percent.
District 204 spent a total of $14,944 per student in 2015.
Among Will County school districts, Wilmington CUSD 209U ($1,283.64 per pupil) and Beecher CUSD 200U ($1,101.24 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 204.
Peotone CUSD 207U ($512.65 per pupil) and Reed Custer CUSD 255U ($390.16 per pupil) receive less.
Joliet Township High School District 204 spends the most money on public schools in Will County, at $14,944 per pupil.