Executive Director for the School Boards react to Governor’s 5% increase in state aid for education

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is proposing a five percent increase in state aid to education for next year. That follows a six percent increase this year.

Wade Pogany, Executive Director of the Associated School Boards, says it means schools fall further behind.

Pogany says inflation puts a lot of stress on school district budgets.

Pogany says there is still a lot of money floating around Pierre so they are optimistic.

The total state budget is just over seven billion dollars.