(Pierre, SD) — South Dakota school districts have plenty of open positions for teachers with the 2022-23 school year wrapping up for many. According to Wade Pogany, executive director of Associated School Boards of South Dakota, there are five-hundred-15 open teaching and administrative positions currently statewide. That figure does not include coaching positions. Pogany said this number is on a similar pace to last year, but overall is still much higher than previous years. Sioux Falls School District Human Resources Senior Director Becky Dorman said the district has been recruiting new applicants and teachers almost year-round at this point, just to keep up with demand.