Committee To Consider Education Funding Bill
February 6, 2012, 7:35 AM
PIERRE, SD -
It's a big day in Pierre for schools statewide. A Rapid City senator is backing a bill that would help fund education in South Dakota, which is up for discussion Monday.
The Senate Taxation Committee is scheduled to review Senate Bill 120. If passed and signed by the governor, it would raise the state sales tax by one percent in the months of June, July and August. That money would then go to schools in the state.
Senator Stan Adelstein, who is sponsoring the bill, sent out a letter to superintendents, teachers and school boards statewide asking for their support of this bill.
If the bill dies in committee, it's the end of the road for it. If its passes, it still has a long road ahead through the legislative process, including the Senate floor and House of Representatives.
The committee hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday. We'll have details on what happens throughout the day on KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com
© 2012 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
8/27/2014 10:00 PM
George McGovern may be the newest and the latest the Sioux Falls School District has to offer, but it is missing an old standard: sidewalks.
8/27/2014 6:26 AM
The University of South Dakota is taking to the air to capture video used in marketing the Vermillion campus.
8/28/2014 6:19 PM
In a fun game of "Four-Square," these Harvey Dunn Elementary students can reap the benefits of physical activity throughout the school day.&...
8/29/2014 7:35 PM
It was a history lesson in music and fashion plus a celebration all in one.
8/31/2014 5:30 PM
Elementary and high schools have already started classes in Sioux Falls, and later this week Augustana College will kick off the new school year too.