User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


27° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

 Winter Storm for March 2-3, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar


Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to ushare@keloland.com

Storm Center Update

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Both Sides React To School Funding Ruling

September 1, 2011, 6:03 PM by Nicole Winters

Both Sides React To School Funding Ruling
The South Dakota Supreme Court says there's nothing wrong with the state's system for funding school districts.

Thursday’s ruling upholds a lower court decision that a lawsuit filed by school districts across the state failed to prove the system doesn't provide enough money or harms student achievement.

The South Dakota Supreme Court says the Coalition of Schools failed to prove the state's school funding system is unconstitutional.

The decision comes as a disappointment for Attorney Scott Abdallah, who represented the schools through the lengthy court battle.

"Obviously we would have liked to prevail on the ultimate questions as to whether the system was unconstitutional," Attorney Scott Abdallah said.

But, Abdallah says while they lost the case, the ruling still had many positives which could pave the way for future cases.

"The court adapted our interpretation of the constitution and what is required, the court also reaffirmed these issue are appropriate for the court, and that if there are violations that occur in the future that the court is the appropriate body to decide what's constitutional and what's unconstitutional," Abdallah said.

Meanwhile, Governor Dennis Daugaard is also responding to the high court's decision.

"I'm pleased with this opinion because the appropriate place to determine school funding is the Legislature, not the courts. I believe we should focus on student achievement, not spending, as the best measure of educational success," Governor Dennis Daugaard said.

Attorney General Marty Jackley also released a statement praising the decision but also stressed the need for school funding.

About two-thirds of school districts in the state have helped pay legal expenses in the lawsuit.

For more information on the SD Supreme Court, click here.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Two New Members Join The KELOLAND Family

2/23/2015 4:41 PM

The KELOLAND family grew by two over the weekend.

Full Story
Minnesota Man Catches Walleye Whopper

2/27/2015 10:21 AM

Paul Ell of Big Lake, MN snagged a 11.6-pound, 29.5-inch walleye after 6 p.m. Thursday night.

Full Story
3 Teens In Custody After Driving Stolen Vehicle

2/24/2015 11:04 AM

Early Tuesday morning, a Sioux Falls woman reported her 2001 Land Rover Discovery was stolen. A set of keys were left in the vehicle's center cons...

Full Story
Woman Admits To Having Sexual Contact With A Teenager

2/27/2015 10:44 AM

A former Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact charges for a relationship she had with a student. 

Full Story
Canadian Man Tunnels Through Snow To Reach Car

2/25/2015 7:50 AM

Prince Edward Island in Canada is one of many provinces and states along the East Coast dealing with record snowfall.

Full Story


Events