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January29

Open Enrollment bill for Parents defeated

Senate Local Government committee members voted down a bill that would have allowed parents of open enrolled students to vote on issues or run for the school board in the district their child is open enrolled in despite not being a resident of the district.   On a 6-1 vote, committee members killed Senate Bill
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March07

Off to see the Governor

Three bills with important implications for K-12 education are headed to Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s desk for final approval after Representatives and Senators voted to pass conference committee recommendations.   Senate Bill 28: The amended version of the bill adjusting general fund property tax levies for school districts passed the House and Senate by 62-5 and
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January30

Three bills deferred to 41st

Increased funding bill blocked   House Bill 1201, which called for an increase to the per-student allocation dollar amount for the next three years, was deferred to the 41st Legislative Day on 9-4 by the House State Affairs committee.   “The bill was in for a battle,” Pogany said. “Although it’s disappointing it was defeated, the committee acknowledged something needs to
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January29

K-12 gets committee focus tomorrow

Wednesday’s committee schedule marks a big day for legislation related to K-12 education.   House State Affairs committee members will hear two bills that would improve upon the current K-12 education funding situation.   House Bill 1201 calls for an increase to the per-student allocation dollar amount for the next three years to balance the “funding shortfalls” school
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