Governor Noem comments on the upcoming social studies standards

MITCHELL, S.D.(WNAX)- Governor Kristi Noem’s office this week released a revised proposal for civics and social studies standards for K – 12 schools.

Noem says while the state sets standards, local school districts can adapt them for use in the classrooms.

The fifteen member commission that came up with the standards included a staff member from Hillsdale College in Michigan.

There will be public hearings on the standards before they go to school districts. Noem was making an appearance at Dakotafest in Mitchell.