A newly proposed law would trim funding for small schools to
restore funding for the state’s six Education Service Agencies.
Senate Bill 165 cuts the maximum value of the small school
adjustment to $3,814, down from its current upper limit of $4,238. The
reduction would generate nearly $1 million that would be used to fund regional
school service agencies.
The bill’s prime sponsor is Sen. Phyllis Heineman, R-Sioux
Falls, and Rep. Scott Munsterman, R-Brookings.