Archive!

All the posts tagged with this name
April02

Schools receive 2.5 percent increase as Gov. signs budget, levy bills

With the governor’s signature on the final few bills left in legislative session, South Dakota schools are officially set to receive a 2.5 percent increase in state aid for the 2019-20 school year.   On Wednesday (3/27), Gov. Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 191, which appropriates funds for the FY2020 general fund budget, and Senate
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
April01

Legislature leaves session divided on Partridge Amendment plan

The two legislative chambers left the 2019 session still divided on how to adjust the state sales tax rate.   House and Senate members agreed to wait until next year to deal with the Partridge Amendment after a legislative conference committee could not come to an agreement on House Bill 1265, which adjusts the Partridge Amendment and permits
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
March31

Accountability board meets to review waiver processes

The group charged with reviewing and acting upon accountability waivers met for the first time in 2019.   School Finance Accountability Board (SFAB) members convened on Monday (3/25) to review timelines for accountability waiver and update the teacher compensation accountability request for waiver form.   Established in 2016 as part of the funding formula overall,
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
March11

K-12 levy bills leaning towards finish line

The homestretch is here for the K-12 education levy bills.   Senate Bill 179, which revises the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts and for state aid, passed the House Appropriations committee on a 6-1 vote and the full House on a 60-2 vote.   “School boards need your help,” ASBSD
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
March11

Partridge Amendment adjustment at legislative crossroad

What a difference a few weeks has made in the conversation about adjusting the state sales tax rate.   House Bill 1265 and Senate Bill 86 each passed their respective chambers as their plans to adjust the Partridge Amendment, however, upon reaching the other sides of the Capitol, the State Affairs committees of each chamber
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February28

2019 Legislative Cracker Barrels

Legislative Cracker Barrels in your area offer access to your local legislators, as well as the chance to hear their answers on a variety of legislative topics.   Below you will find a list of dates and locations of legislative cracker barrels being held throughout South Dakota that have been posted thus far.   Please
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February25

House’s version of Partridge Amendment adjustment passed

It took two votes, but a second bill aiming to lower the state’s sales tax rate, albeit in a different manner, made its way across the Capitol hall.   Representatives passed House Bill 1265, which provides a mechanism to lower the sales tax rate if revenue collection provisions are reached, on a 38-30 vote, not
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February23

Approps oust other rev. equalization repeal bill

Other revenue will remain on the equalization track.   House Appropriators voted 8-1 to defeat House Bill 1109, which repeals other revenue equalization.   Equalization of other revenue dollars collected by school districts from six different tax areas came in 2016 as part of the Blue Ribbon Task Force package that increased in teacher pay. A five-year step down period began this
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February23

Two-year averaging turned away by Approps

Two-year averaging was turned away by a legislative committee.   On an 8-1 vote, House Appropriations committee members defeated House Bill 1127, which includes two-year averaging in the fall enrollment calculation for state aid. The bill had been previously passed by the House Education committee, but was referred to Appropriations on the House floor.  
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February20

Changes to capital outlay will wait another year

Changes to capital outlay will have to wait another year.   House Taxation committee members voted against House Bill 1141, which increases the cap on the Capital Outlay fund to $3,800, on a 10-2 vote.   The vote against HB 1141 came just days after Representatives defeated House Bill 1139, which repeals the $2,800 cap
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
?>