Report: Peotone Community Unified School District 207U receives $512.65 per student from feds
Peotone Community Unified School District 207U received $512.65 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $148,155.85, according to data published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The $148,155.85 equals approximately 5 percent of District 207U'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 207U pays for 67.7 percent.
District 207U spent a total of $10,253 per student in 2015.
Among Will County school districts, Beecher CUSD 200U ($1,101.24 per pupil) and Wilmington CUSD 209U ($1,283.64 per pupil) receive more money from the federal government than District 207U.
Lockport Township HSD 205 ($345.11 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.