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School Funding Formula Studied

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School Funding Formula Studied

The Education Funding Formula Study Committee of the South Dakota Legislature wrapped up their work with a final meeting this week in Pierre.

The committee has been studying the funding formula, and its impact on education.

Senator Bill Van Gerpen of Tyndall says they agreed on a bill that would increase base funding for school districts…

He says if there had not been a cut, the per capita funding would be just over five thousand dollars per student now.

Van Gerpen said they had a lot of discussion on teachers, and how districts pay them…

Van Gerpen said their proposal will go to the legislature Executive Board

The funding proposal was approved by the committee on an eight to seven vote.

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