rural schools http://wrvo.org en School Budget Series: State aid cuts outpace declining enrollments at rural schools http://wrvo.org/post/school-budget-series-state-aid-cuts-outpace-declining-enrollments-rural-schools <p>Many rural school districts rely heavily on state aid because of a relative lack of property wealth in their regions, so the past few years of deep state aid cuts have hit them hard. Rural districts also have experienced declining enrollments that have helped dull the pain. But two school districts in southern Jefferson County say the decline in their student populations isn&#39;t keeping pace with the rapid reductions from the state that make up most of their budgets.</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 18895 at http://wrvo.org School Budget Series: State aid cuts outpace declining enrollments at rural schools