Schools dealing with moving targets on return plans

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – School districts across the state are putting together plans to welcome their students and staff back to the classrooms this fall after leaving their buildings in March due to the pandemic.

Wade Pogany, Executive Director of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, has been coordinating meetings with school officials over the last few weeks. He says the issue keeps changing.

The legislature approved a two percent increase in state aid for schools this year. Pogany says it was critical to hang on to that.

Pogany says much has changed since that budget was approved.

While most schools will restart next month, some have now moved the first day past Labor Day.