Oil boom boosts North Dakota enrollment

Sept. 29, 2008
Small districts say added costs aren't being covered by new revenue

The boom in northwestern North Dakota's oil patch is filling small schools with students, but the rising enrollment is accompanied by some growing pains. The student body in Stanley has jumped about 8 percent, from 369 in grades K-12 last fall to 396 this year. Officials say the revenue the school district has coming in doesn't match its expenditures.

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