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Enrollment threshold bill en route Gov.

A bill carving out a niche in the 100 student enrollment threshold is headed to the governor’s desk.


Senators passed an amended version of House Bill 1215, which revises certain provisions regarding reorganization of certain school districts with low enrollment, on a 28-6 vote.


“That’s an exception to the 100 student (enrollment) consolidation rule,” Sen. Justin Cronin said during discussion on the Senate floor.


HB 1215 would specifically carve out an exemption for a district falling below the 100 student threshold for a school that is the only school district in its county and has an attendance center at least twenty miles away from any other attendance center.


House members concurred in amendments made to the bill on the Senate side on a 67-0 vote.


“There was just some clarification on some clean up language,” Rep. Spencer Gosch said on the House floor. “It does the exact same thing.”


ASBSD is monitoring the bill, which now heads to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for review and signature.


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