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January30

Addition to school property tax exemption approved

A bill clarifying school property tax exemptions passed committee on Tuesday (1/30).   House Taxation committee members passed House Bill 1143, which revises certain provisions regarding the tax exemption of certain school owned property, on a 10-4 vote.   HB 1143 would specifically codify language exempting housing owned by school districts for certified teachers to
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January29

Two different actions on ed. bills on Chamber floors

The Capitol’s Chamber floors saw two different actions on education related bills on Tuesday (1/30).   Representatives passed House Bill 1045, which transfers $7.2 million to the general fund to support state aid to education in Fiscal Year 2018, on a 66-1 vote.   The bill is not in its final form and will be adjusted
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January26

Approps comm. approves bill related to current fiscal year budget

A bill revising funding for the current school year passed out of committee on Thursday (1/25).   Joint Appropriators passed House Bill 1045, which transfers $7.2 million to the general fund to support state aid to education in Fiscal Year 2018, on a unanimous vote.   The revision in funding will cover increases in state
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January25

Bill prohibiting confidentiality settlements passes comm.

A bill hampering the legal settlement options available to the state and other political subdivisions found its way out of committee this week.   The Senate Judiciary committee passed Senate Bill 84, which prohibits the state of South Dakota or any political subdivision from entering into a settlement agreement that includes a nondisclosure or confidentiality
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January25

Comm. passes bill requiring policy limiting restraint and seclusion use

Committee members passed a bill relating to the use of restraint and seclusion of students in schools.   On a 5-1 vote, members of the Senate Education committee passed Senate Bill 46, which requires school districts to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion.   ASBSD supports the bill and testified in
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January24

Dual credit program bill proceeds to House floor

The codification of a program helping students further their post-secondary education took a first step on Wednesday (1/24).   On a unanimous vote, members of the House Education committee passed House Bill 1099, which revises certain provisions regarding dual education credit.   The bill would put into law the dual credit program that allows students
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January23

Kirkegaard, Sly and Guffin appointments approved by Senate

Three key appointments in education were approved earlier this week.   Members of the Senate voted to approve Don Kirkegaard as Secretary of Education, as well as former Rep. Jacqueline Sly and Aberdeen Superintendent Becky Guffin as members of the South Dakota Board of Education Standards.   “The man has dedicated his life to education,”
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January22

Printed names on public contracts bill passed through House

Committee members advanced a bill increasing the transparency of the names of those who sign public contracts.   House Bill 1100, which requires a name be printed on public contracts, passed the House State Affairs committee by a unanimous vote on Monday (1/22) and the House of Representatives passed the bill on a 65-1 vote.
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January18

Senate Ed. comm. favors Kirkegaard appointment

Senate Education committee members voted to support the nomination of Don Kirkegaard to permanently fill the Secretary of Education position.   At Thursday’s confirmation hearing, committee members voted to support Kirkegaard’s appointment to the position by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, which was announced in November.   Kirkegaard previously served as Superintendent of the Meade School District
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January18

Committee supports Sly and Guffin state ed. board appointments

Two appointees surpassed their first legislative hurdle on their way to state board of education.   Former Rep. Jacqueline Sly and Aberdeen Superintendent Becky Guffin received supportive votes on Thursday (1/18) from the Senate Education Committee on their appointments by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to the South Dakota Board of Education Standards.   Both veterans of
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