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February10

SB 159: Private school scholarship bill advances

The debate on providing private school scholarships for students returned to South Dakota’s legislature.   Senate Bill 159, which uses tax credits from the insurance company premium and annuity tax to fund private school scholarships, passed the Senate Education committee on a vote of 6-1.   SB 159 would provide $2 million in scholarship dollars
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February09

HB 1182: Sales tax increase bill sails through comm.

A parade of supporters and unanimous committee vote got Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposal to increase teacher pay off to a great start on Monday (2/8).   Nearly 20 supporters from the education, business and agriculture communities testified in favor of House Bill 1182, which increases the state’s sales tax by a half cent and reduces
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January30

HB 1086: Conversation on leased residential tax class continues

The debate about adding a leased residential property tax classification started on Thursday (1/27).   “What we don’t have is a category for those people that live in a property, but don’t own it,” Rep. Don Haggar, the bill’s sponsor, testified. “(House Bill 1086) just creates the category.”   House Taxation committee members expressed interest
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December08

Gov. Daugaard says teacher pay needs improvement, proposal coming in January

Gov. Dennis Daugaard punctuated his budget address on Tuesday (Dec. 8) by stating teacher salaries in South Dakota need to be improved.   “I agree that South Dakota needs to increase teacher salaries,” Gov. Daugaard said, noting that the state was falling behind other states in the upper plains region.   “The public expects us
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December03

ASBSD Board welcomes new member, discusses BRTF

Members of the ASBSD Board of Directors met last month and welcomed a new member to the board and reviewed the recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Task Force.   The Board of Directors were joined by Howard School Board President Rick Olson, who was recently appointed by ASBSD President Eric Stroeder to represent the Southeast
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November25

MBC Task Force favors one bill draft, sets meeting to review another

Members of the Minor Boundary Task Force met this month (November) for the fourth time to recommend proposed legislation, discuss additional proposals and review their final report.   Task Force members reviewed draft legislation and public comments received since their August meeting on the proposed legislation to change the process by which a school district
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November18

New formula, funding area recommendations from Task Force

Blue Ribbon Task Force members recently submitted a report to Gov. Dennis Daugaard that detailed the group’s findings on South Dakota’s teacher pipeline, their recommendations for adjusting the state aid formula, suggested changes to different school funding areas and a timeline for implementation.   Task Force members told Gov. Daugaard that “at least $75 million
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November16

Task Force report talks up need for new revenue

Two weeks after their final meeting, members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force reported to Gov. Dennis Daugaard that new money is needed to help cure the teacher shortage ailment in South Dakota.   Among the recommendations (click here to read about additional suggestions) reported, none may be bigger than the group’s recurrent referral to
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November06

Blue Ribbon Task Force concludes study

The Blue Ribbon Task Force met for the final time last month (Oct. 29) to debate and confer on the final recommendations to put in their report to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, which is due to him by Dec. 1, on the group’s findings.   The Task Force’s final stances on the many funding topics reviewed
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October23

Funding recommendations expected at next Task Force meeting

The finish line is within reach for the Blue Ribbon Task Force.   Sen Deb Soholt, a Co-Chair of the Task Force, said on the most recent episode of SDPB’s South Dakota Focus, which also featured ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany, Burk Superintendent Erik Person and SDEA President Mary McCorkle, the Oct. 29 meeting would
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