Williamsville Community Unit School District 15 decreased per-student spending 2.4 percent from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, adjusted for inflation, according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of public schools data.
Hartsburg Emden Community Unit School District 21, Greenview Community Unit School District 200 and New Holland-Middletown Elementary School District 88 reported the smallest student-to-administrator ratios in Metro Springfield.
Public school administrators in Glenbard Township High School District 87, Lincoln Community High School District 404 and West Lincoln-Broadwell Elementary School District 92 earn the highest average salary in Metro Springfield, according to the latest Illinois schools report card.
Out of school districts in Metro Springfield, Springfield School District 186 paid the most in penalties since 2005 for spiking employee salaries to boost outgoing teachers' retirement benefits, according to data obtained from the Teachers Retirement System of Illinois.
Hartsburg Emden Community Unit School District 21, New Holland-Middletown Elementary School District 88 and Lincoln Community High School District 404 received the best financial ratings by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their 2017 finances.
At a meeting this week, the Williamsville Community Unified School District 15 Board considered a measure to submit the district's application for annual recognition status with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for 2016-17.