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Bill would give money to sharing districts

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ST. PAUL - Small, rural school districts are hurting for money and not very attractive to potential superintendents, a Minnesota Senate committee heard Thursday.

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Often the schools don't want to share a superintendent with a nearby district, fearing loss of autonomy. But Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, wants the state to pay $30,000 annually to any district willing to share.

A superintendent who splits his time between Canby and Hendricks said sharing makes sense.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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