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How poor road conditions are taking a toll on 1 rural school district

from Wisconsin Public Radio New

The leader of a rural Wisconsin school district says the state's road conditions are so poor it's having a negative impact on instruction. West Salem Superintendent Troy Gunderson says because of increased bus repairs, the school district has had less money to invest in books, technology and teachers. "We're slowly strangling our infrastructure due to an unwillingness to invest in it and the consequences are far reaching," Gunderson said. "It just happens that in my business it comes in the form of increased maintenance costs on our buses, longer rides and a shorter life span for that bus, so we're replacing them more often." more

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