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South Dakota’s 88th legislative session kicks off its second week this morning. The second meeting of the Senate Education Committee meeting leads off the day with Secretary of Education Melody Schopp will be presenting the DOE’s educational outcomes plan for the coming years.


Last week saw 133 bills filed, but a mere six listed under education according to the South Dakota Legislative Research Council website. ASBSD is continuing to monitor all bills with the potential to affect K-12 education.


One of those bills is Senate Bill 15, which proposes an increase to the special education tax levy imposed by districts, but caps the extraordinary cost fund provided by the state at $4 million and does not provide an increase in funding for each disability category. Read more about it here.


Check the blog daily for updates from legislative session.


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