North Dakota education funding could soar

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Due to statewide growth in kindergarten through grade 12 enrollment, the funding to maintain school services may spike substantially, state legislators learned Friday.

Interim Education Funding Committee Chairman Sen. Tim Flakoll, R-Fargo, told committee members the average student count per day could grow by more than 10,000 during the next biennium. He said that could mean approximately $200 million in new spending on per-student funding just to hold even in providing services.

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