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School Board Election Information posting requirement

During the 2018 legislative session, legislators passed and former Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed into law Senate Bill 66, which requires schools to report certain school board election information in their minutes.

 

The law was enacted on July 1, 2018 and school districts MUST post the required information within 60 days of the official canvas that follows the annual school election this year.

 

School board minutes must contain the following information:

  1. The number of registered voters of the school district on the date voter registration closes;
  2. The number of registered voters of the school district who voted in the election;
  3. The percentage of registered voters of the school district who voted in the election;
  4. The date of the election, and if the election was held in conjunction with a regular municipal election as provided in § 13-7-10.1 or with the regular June primary as provided in § 13-7-10.3.

The law also states if the annual election was not conducted because there was not a contested vacancy on the school board or any question submitted to the voters, the school board shall provide that information in the school board minutes.

 

“Once the canvas of the annual school election is completed school districts must comply with the requirements of the law,” ASBSD Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman said.

 

For questions related to the requirements within the law, contact Kaufman at gkaufman@asbsd.org or at 605-773-2513.

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