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Rural school districts excited for transportation equity funds

Rural school districts excited for transportation equity funds

WELLMAN, Iowa (KWWL) - Hundreds of Iowa school districts whose per-student transportation costs is above the state average are getting a boost next school year.

Governor Kim Reynolds approved $7.65 million in state funding for transportation of students in rural school districts last month. The state legislature has been approving "equity" packets for these districts over the past three years.

"We're still trying to get even," Jeff Swartzentruber said, business manager for the Mid-Prairie School District in Washington and Johnson counties.

Read the full article on the KWWL website.



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