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March21

POSTPONED: School law and security lead topics for School Law Webinars

The School Law Webinar series is returning to connect you with the best minds in school law and security.   Join COSA and ASBSD as our school law experts cover seven key legal and security topics affecting school districts in an hour-long webinar, which will also feature time for you to get your questions about
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February11

FY20 revenue remains ahead, FY21 projections coming Thursday

A major day in deciding what school funding will look like for the next school year is coming up.   The Joint Appropriations committee will hear revenue projections on Wednesday, February 12 and adopt revenue projections for the upcoming fiscal year the following day. Those figures will assuredly play a role in whether or not
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December30

Revenue projections may have major implications for K-12

The most recent revenue figures for South Dakota tell two different stories.   November’s revenue numbers are either very good or very bad, depending on the projections used. Based on revenue projections adopted by the legislature during the 2019 legislative session, the revenue figures for November came in $8.7 million higher than projected, but utilizing
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December10

No inflationary increase in state aid proposed, enrollment bump and special education rebase included

Shrinking revenue collections are scaling back spending in the state budget resulting in schools not receiving an increase in state aid for next school year.   “Money is tight this year,” Gov. Kristi Noem told legislators during her Fiscal Year 2021 budget address. “I will not be able to recommend inflationary increases.”   Gov. Noem
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December08

Online sales tax collection continues to be cloudy

Discussion revolving around online sales tax revenue returned to the legislature recently.   Legislative Research Council representatives Wenzel Cummings and Jeff Mehlhaff appeared before the Legislature’s Executive Board recently (12/3), just a few weeks after (11/19)  sharing information on Sales Tax Reduction from Remote Sales with the committee.   At the November meeting, the Executive Board voted
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December06

Special Education comm. completes interim report

Recommendations have emerged from the legislative committee charged with studying special education.   Last month, the Special Education Interim Legislative Committee concluded their in-depth look at special education without formal recommendations being acted upon or presented to the Legislature’s Executive Board members at their November meeting.   Recently, however, the final interim committee report to the Executive
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November17

Online sales tax collection on the rise, solutions sought in statute

Online sales tax revenue was on the agenda for legislature’s lead committee this week.   Members of the Legislature’s Executive Board received a report on Sales Tax Reduction from Remote Sales, which in state statute is the reduction of the sales tax by one-tenth of percent for every $20 million raised by Internet sales, also
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November16

Special Education comm. concludes study without recommendations

The legislative committee charged with studying special education completed their study but had not introduced any formal recommendations as of Monday (11/18).   The Special Education Interim Legislative Committee met last week (11/13) for the third and final time of the legislative interim. The committee was created by the passage of Senate Bill 3 during this year’s
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November15

Ag Land Task Force approves proposed legislation

No major proposed property tax legislation emanated out of the legislature’s ag committee.   The Ag Land Assessment Task Force met recently (11/15) and approved two pieces of legislation to be introduced during the 2020 Legislative Session: House Bill Draft 248: To authorize the Secretary of the Department of Revenue to contract with certain entities
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October29

South Dakota Receives Federal School Security Grants

South Dakota has received three grants totaling almost $2 million designed to help South Dakota school districts prevent and address threats of violence at their schools.   Governor Kristi Noem recently announced the S.D. Department of Public Safety (DPS) received three grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance STOP School Violence, which is part of
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