Local

Education Funding Formula Study Committee to Meet in Pierre

Photo: clipart.com

Education Funding Formula Study Committee to Meet in Pierre

The Education Funding Formula Study Committee of the South Dakota legislature will hold its first meeting tomorrow in Pierre.

Senator Bill Van Gerpen of Tyndall says the formula, by itself is fine.

Van Gerpen says he is concerned about protecting the small school factor of the funding formula.

The small school factor gives those districts some extra funding because of their size and location.

Van Gerpen says most schools finances would be in much better condition if they had not had their state funding cut ten percent three years ago.

The committee will meet several times this summer into the fall.

Recent Headlines

in National

Making headlines this week

AP792818563420

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

in National

Americans are really angry with Washington

america

Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

in Local

Rail Plan Approved

BNSF train 41714

The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

in Local

Siren Project Nixed

tornado siren

Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

in Agriculture

Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

us capital

Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…