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Majority of rural school districts left out of transportation aid program

from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The state Department of Public Instruction boosted the amount of money it distributes to rural districts to offset their high transportation costs by $2.5 million. That's a boon to the 128 districts that will share in the $7.5 million set aside for the program this year. But officials in many rural districts remain discouraged by a formula that leaves most of them out in the cold. "It's frustrating," said Kelli Jacobi, superintendent of the Rhinelander School District in northern Wisconsin, which is among nearly 200 districts that were passed over for aid. more

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