Building at the District Level

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President Clinton's proposed school construction measure calls for allocating $2.45 billion to the 100 school districts with the highest numbers of children living in poverty. Below are the top 10 districts in that category along with an estimate of the amount of money each would receive.

District Estimated Allocation
New York City $287,346,360
Chicago 117,077,534
Los Angeles Unified 115,698,982
Detroit 72,671,983
Philadelphia 63,207,471
Dade County, Fla. 50,033,069
Houston Independent 37,707,854
Milwaukee 34,146,293
Baltimore 31,397,759
Cleveland 26,590,896

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education.

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