BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Next year could prove challenging for school districts across South Dakota. Governor Kristi Noem has proposed no increase for K-12 education in her budget proposal.
Brookings School Superintendent Klint Willert says it’s disgraceful.
In addition, Willert says state law calls for education funding to be increased annually by either three-percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less.
It’s possible the legislature will still approve some extra funding but Willert says this is not a good starting point.
Willert is afraid the state will again fall backwards when it comes to competitive teacher salaries.