(Sioux Falls, SD) — Some rural South Dakota school districts are seeing no applicants for available teaching positions. The Black Hills Special Services Cooperative Executive Director Dr. Joe Hauge says the problem is affecting districts of all sizes, but that rural districts are especially hard to hit. Hauge housing costs and lack of access are creating a tough environment for young teachers struggling to make ends meet. Rural area jobs in other fields are also going unfilled.
Some Rural South Dakota Districts Seeing No Teacher Applications