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Revenue for 48 metropolitan school districts averaged $9,813 per student for the 2007-2008 school year, but funding for School District 833 was below that at $8,989, according to data compiled by the Minnesota Department of Education and given to school board members at the July 9 meeting.

The main reason for low district revenue is that other districts have more commercial and industrial taxable property, according to district Finance Director Aaron Bushberger.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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