Joint Committee on Appropriations address the CRF issue

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The Joint Committee on Appropriations of the South Dakota legislature has issued a letter of intent effectively banning K through 12 schools and the state’s universities from applying for federal grants related to civics or history education.

Committee Co-Chair, Representative Chris Karr of Sioux Falls says the committee can express an opinion.

Senator Reynold Nesiba of Sioux Falls says the letter goes in a dangerous direction.

Karr says legislators can lay out expectations too.

The letter says schools or education agencies should not pursue grants until after the 2022 legislative session has a chance to weigh in.