Superintendent Mark Pavolski refers to transportation director Brad Dumback as "a magician." When a bus once broke down en route from Trout Lake, Dumback drove another bus the 50 miles from the school to students who were forced to wait in arctic 5-degree temperatures. If a bond passes, the district will stock up on more new buses.
On the last day of school, students at Rudyard hang out on the school's dilapidated track.
Photography by Kate Levy