(Pierre, SD) — A bill that would tackle the teacher shortage in South Dakota by increasing state funding for education is awaiting Governor Kristi Noem’s signature. Both chambers of the state legislature approved the bill that would increase state aid to kindergarten through high school education. The final bill increases state aid by seven-point-one percent — greater than Governor Noem’s recommendation of five percent. The funding would mainly target teacher pay.
Bill to Increase State Education Funding and Tackle Teacher Shortage Awaits Gov. Noem’s Signature