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Mifflin County, PA — like small rural districts across the nation — faced big budget cuts this year. A 12 percent cut in state funding, combined with a declining enrollment, drove the district to close 5 of its 13 schools, lay off 11 percent of its staff, and reduce course offerings across the district. Classes have increased by 7-10 students, teachers say they’re overwhelmed, and students are feeling under-prepared. Is this small rural district in central PA the tip of the iceberg?
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