The Cost of Tiny School Districts

Great piece from the Press of Atlantic City on South Jersey's multiple itsy-bitsy school districts:

Avalon budgeted nearly $40,000 to educate each of its 75 students last year. Sea Isle paid nearly $34,000, and Stone Harbor paid more than $27,000. The average budgeted cost in the state to educate a child in small, kindergarten-through-sixth- or eighth-grade districts is less than $12,700.