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Students leave, budget plummets in Stephen-Argyle school district


By Ryan Bakken

Forum Communications

Stephen-Argyle – Central school district anticipated an enrollment drop of 15 students this school year, based on having more graduating seniors than incoming kindergartners.

However, the net decline for the northwestern Minnesota school was 36 students, attributed mostly to families moving elsewhere for jobs. With a value of about $10,000 in state aid per student, the school’s revenue stream took a $360,000 hit.

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