Ranking school finances: Which districts are the healthiest in Grundy County?
Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Elementary School District 2C, Gardner Community Consolidated School District 72C and Coal City Cusd 1 received the best financial ratings by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their 2017 finances.
ISBE started profiling the financial health of the state's school districts in 2003, using experts to evaluate five areas: fund balance to revenue ratio, expenditure to revenue ratio, days cash on hand, percentage of short-term borrowing ability remaining, and percentage of long-term borrowing ability remaining. The results are combined into a score, which corresponds with one of four designations.
Districts that score between 1 and 2.61 are on "financial watch;" between 2.62 and 3.07 "financial warning;" between 3.08 and 3.53 "financial review;" and between 3.54 and 4.00 "financial recognition."
In all, 640 Illinois school districts achieved "financial recognition." Another 147 were under "financial review," 43 were designated "early warning," and 22 were on the "financial watch" list.
Grundy County school districts financial health
Organizations in this Story
Braceville School District 75 • Coal City Community Unit School District 1 • Gardner Community Consolidated School District 72C • Gardner S Wilmington Township High School District 73 • Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Elementary School District 2C • Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 • Minooka Community High School District 111 • Morris Community High School District 101 • Morris School District 54 • Nettle Creek Community Consolidated School District 24C • Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C • South Wilmington Community Consolidated School District 74