Vermillion Superintendent shares thoughts on increase in state aid

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature agreed on a two and a half percent increase in state aid to schools this fall.

Vermillion Public School Superintendent Damon Alvey says they appreciate what they can get.

Schools have to stay within the accountability rules for teacher pay. Alvey says the state aid increase puts them in the target range.

Part of the accountability is in the student to teacher ratio. Alvey says they are on the right side of that also.

That ratio ranges from 12 students to one teacher in smaller schools, to 15 to one in larger districts.