Spending per pupil at Taft School District 90 is up 19 percent from five years ago, according to a Will County Gazette analysis of district finances.
The Illinois State Board of Education 2016-17 report card shows the Will County school district spent $7,173 per pupil in 2012-13. It spent $8,520 in 2016-17.
The district saw its enrollment fall over the same period, from 352 to 318.
Taft's spending in 2016-17 was 34 percent lower than the state average of $12,973.
Taft School District 90 student spending 5-year trend
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly calculated the school district's spending per pupil. The Illinois Report Card reports per-student spending in two figures: instructional spending, which refers specifically to interactions between teachers and students, and operational spending, which refers to the total cost of operating the district and includes instructional spending. This story has been corrected to include only operational spending per student.