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Mykenzey and Skylar Watchorn, both sophomores, will be attending Insight School of Minnesota, an online high school, starting this fall. Both attended Frazee-Vergas high School last year. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

More kids are 'telecommuting' to high school, and even grade school

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At a mid-August Frazee-Vergas School Board meeting, Superintendent Deron Stender asserted that the district's biggest threat is no longer open enrollment -- it's online education.

Stender said the number of students leaving Frazee's school district for online learning has been growing every year. Now at about a dozen, those students take state funding dollars along with them.

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