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GRAND FORKS — As in many rural school districts, the costs of getting Manvel students to and from school competes with the cost of educating them as a major piece of the district’s budget.


The district spends $5.80 on instruction for each dollar it spends on transportation, or 35 percent less than the $8.89 average for rural North Dakota districts.

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Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson is the K-12 education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald.  Contact her if you have any story ideas or tips and visit 
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