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Larger Farms, Smaller Families Mean School Closings in South Dakota

November 14, 2016View for printing

As the rural landscape in South Dakota changes, so does its education. Some schools close down, others open up.

Over the last 30 years, the number of public school districts in South Dakota has dropped from 193 to 150. Next year, that number drops to 149 as one rural district gets ready to dissolve.

The Grant-Deuel School District sits on the edge of Revillo, South Dakota.

Population: 119.

By Courtney Collen

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