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Fair funding for rural school transportation

from Caffeinated Thoughts (commentary)

Jason Schultz, a contributor for Caffeinated Thoughts, writes: "One common issue I hear discussed in the district related to education and education funding is the challenge of school funding for rural schools. Rural schools cover a much larger geographic area than urban or suburban districts. Western Dubuque school district is the largest at 555 square miles. Compare that to the smallest school district, West Burlington Independent, at 2 sq. miles. In Senate District 9, our schools range from Elk Horn–Kimballton at 82 sq miles all the way up to Maple Valley/Anthon Oto at 375 sq miles. This is huge even before the merger with Charter Oak-Ute adds 152 square miles to the total." more


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