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February20

2018 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
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February15

Three house bills passed

Three house bills passed out of the legislative chambers on Wednesday (2/14).   Senators passed House Bill 1099, which revises certain provisions regarding dual education credit, on a 25-8 vote. The bill had previously passed the Senate Education committee, 5-1.   “This program has been a great success,” Sen. Jim Bolin said during discussion on the
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February01

Three education bills cross Chambers

Three education bills crossed Chambers on Wednesday (1/31).   Senators passed Senate Bill 46, which requires school districts to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion, on a 32-3 vote.   Sen. Deb Soholt told her fellow Senators the bill would “give guidance for the school district for their local control decision
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January31

Comm. defers action on homeschool participation bill

The right to make local decisions on student activity participation remains in limbo.   House Education committee members took testimony on Wednesday (1/31) House Bill 1120, which permits students receiving alternative instruction be deemed academically eligible by complying with alternative instruction requirements and allowed to participate in activities sponsored by the SDHSAA or school districts,
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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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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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January17

Principals and superintendents discuss topics with House Ed.

A group of superintendents and principals discussed significant topics within and issues facing public schools with the House Education Committee on Wednesday (1/17).   Spearfish West Elementary Principal Nick Gottlob said school districts “focus on the elements we can control” but often deal with “children who are victims of crisis.”   “There’s only so many
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January17

State’s ESSA plan receives federal approval

The state’s plant to meet federal education policy requirements has been approved.   South Dakota’s state plan, which was submitted in September, for educating students under the Every Student Succeeds Act was recently approved by U.S. Department of Education.   “We’re very happy to see South Dakota’s ESSA plan receive federal approval,” ASBSD Executive Director
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January05

School districts invited to apply for a 21st CCLC grant

School districts are invited to apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant.   The learning centers are intended to assist students from high-poverty and low-performing schools in need of additional support by providing academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement regular school instruction.   The grants must specifically support programs
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