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November27

Schools may receive 1.6 percent increase

Governor Dennis Daugaard is scheduled to give his annual budget address next week. What it will entail for school funding remains to be seen, but ASBSD’s Board of Directors heard firsthand what is likely to be provided.   Governor’s office Director of Policy and Communications Tony Venhuizen joined ASBSD’s Board of Directors at their November
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October23

Funding committee vote supports $4,805 bill

In a narrow vote, K-12 education received a needed victory.   Members of the legislative interim committee charged with studying school funding voted 8-7 on Monday (Oct. 21) to support a bill that would ask the legislature to set the per-student allocation at $4,805 – the PSA’s highpoint in 2010. ASBSD has supported a return
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October17

Funding committee meets for fourth time on Monday

Committee members of the education funding study will likely meet for the fourth and likely final time on Monday at the Capitol Building in Pierre.   The study has focused on how the school funding formula affects a district’s decision to seek an opt-out or utilize special tax levies, funding’s effect on graduation and technology’s
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September27

Getting back to $4,805

One meeting likely remains in the legislative interim study of school funding. And while the results of the study remain murky, one solution is nearly universal among the K-12 education community: we need to get back to $4,805.   The number signifies the state’s per-student allocation highpoint, which was provided for the 2010-11 school year
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September24

School funding committee meets for third time

A school district’s decisions to opt-out or utilize capital outlay flexibility to help supplement their general fund were the final subjects up for analysis by the legislative interim committee on school funding at a meeting Monday (Sept. 23) in Pierre.   Yesterday’s meeting was the third for committee members charged with studying how the state’s
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August22

School funding committee asks for input

With three meetings completed, the legislative interim committee charged with examining school funding will look at the decisions of local school district leaders to seek opt-outs and utilize capital outlay flexibility.   “We have heard the good side (of education). Now let’s look at the other side; the needs side,” Rep. Kathy Tyler said at
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June19

Committee’s interest peaked by property tax

The legislative interim committee studying school funding concluded its first meeting this afternoon in Pierre.   The committee, assigned to examine three main parameters of school funding’s effect, reviewed a variety of funding processes and revenue sources for schools and heard public testimony.   Property tax levies and their role in school funding proved a
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June19

School funding study starts

Members of the legislative interim committee charged with studying school funding began their work this morning at the Capitol building in Pierre.   Fourteen committee members started their examination around the parameters of how the school funding formula affects a district’s decision to seek an opt-out or utilize special tax levies, funding’s effect on graduation
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June17

ASBSD and SASD schedule meetings on summer study

ASBSD and SASD are very excited about the upcoming legislative interim study on education funding and we believe it benefits the study to have a dialogue between all interested parties prior to the committee’s first meeting.   We need you to be involved to make the study as beneficial as possible.   Our associations, in
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June12

New appointments to funding study committee

Members of the Legislature’s Executive Board appointed Representatives Don Haggar (10) and Jenna Haggar (10) to the legislative interim committee studying school funding on Monday.   The new appointees will fill spots left open by Representatives Paula Hawks (9) and Dick Werner (22), both of whom declined their appointment.   Jenna Haggar was the Vice Chair of the House
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