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Military family residency requirement bill reaches Gov’s desk

A bill alleviating residency requirement constraints on students of military families only awaits the governor’s signature before becoming law.

 

House Bill 1044, which authorizes enrollment in a school district to which a students’ family is locating to, due to military transfer, passed the Senate Military and Veteran Affairs committee on a 5-0 vote and the full Senate on a 30-0 vote.

 

ASBSD supports the bill and assisted in writing an amendment to the bill to bring more clarity to the matter, which specifies that students of military families who have been transferred to or are pending transfer to a military installation within the state automatically meet the residency requirements of the district in which their parent or guardian will reside.

 

“I’m gladly here to help our students who are coming to South Dakota as part of military families,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said, adding the bill also “helps the school district begin to plan for the student coming in.”

 

HB 1044 now heads to Gov. Kristi Noem for review and signature.

 

For updates on this bill and other legislation, check the ASBSD BlogTwitter feedFacebook page and Bill Tracker.

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