Illinois has 859 school districts and 25% of them serve just one school. Florida, which serves over 700,000 more students than Illinois, has 75 districts. Florida averages 38,000 students per district.
In addition to Illinois being home to the second-highest property taxes in the country, one of the most painful facts about owning a home here is that tax dollars don’t go to the services people expect and value.
Author(s): Hilary Gowins
Publication Date: 11 February 2021
Publication Site: Illinois Policy Institute