STURGIS — School funding is a blend of federal, state, and local dollars. 

So, of crucial importance to forming a new school district is a plan to address both revenue and expenditures.

That was the focus of a special Meade School Board meeting Sept. 10 at which a group of rural patrons presented a plan that would split the district to form two districts – east and west.

Currently, the Meade School District serves more than 2,800 students in expansive Meade County which measures 3,483 square miles ranging from Whitewood in the southwest to nearly Faith in the northeast.

The district operates five K-8 rural schools

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