Board of Regents comments on 6% raise for employees without raising tuition

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota legislature this year added extra money to the Board of Regents budget to allow them to give their employees a six percent raise without raising tuition.

Regents Executive Director Brian Maher says the increase came with other extra funding.

The Regents got over two hundred eighty million dollars in one time funding for various projects.

Maher says that was very forward thinking.

Maher says they will be able to work with what the legislature gave them.

Much of the one-time money will be used for upgrades to water and wastewater projects on the six campuses.