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Teacher Pay on Radar for 2015 Legislature

Teacher Pay on Radar for 2015 Legislature

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The Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota Legislature met last week for an update on the state’s fiscal condition. They were told the state would end the year with about a ten million dollar surplus, and over one hundred million dollars in reserve accounts.
Senator Bill Van Gerpen says despite that good news, there could be some costly issues coming for the 2015 legislature.

Van Gerpen said education funding, and specifically teacher pay will also be back in January.

Van Gerpen says they want to hear from school district on how they are using those extra dollars.

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