South Dakota Board of Technical Education approve 2023 budget requests

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Board of Technical Education approved the budget request for fiscal year twenty-three.

Executive Director Nick Wendell says their priority is an increase in the per student allocation.

Based on their projected enrollment, that would be an increase of over $660,000.

Wendell says they want to continue the tuition assistance program.

Wendell says they have a one time request for new equipment.

Wendell says he is also asking for over 5.6 million dollars for instructor salary support for the next year.

The board approved the budget request with few questions