With 27,418 people, the [4th] district covers about 60 percent of the land mass of St. Louis County [Minnesota]—about 4,200 square miles—almost four times the size of Rhode Island.
—Duluth News Tribune, "4th District has most candidates," by Jane Brissett, September 18, 2002. Submitted by Carol.
"Look at the Tahquamenon district [Upper Peninsula, Michigan]. It's the size of Rhode Island. How could they consolidate with somebody else? They'd have kids on buses four hours a day."
—Associated Press, "Schools Face Money, Enrollment Woes," September 3, 2002.
Located in all this [Alaskan] beauty is the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, which serves over 10,000 students and covers 25,600 square miles (bigger than Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire combined).
—Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Resource Network, "Kenai Peninsula Schools," (September 2000).