2016 K-12 Education Package


The 2016 legislative session was a historic one. Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed, and the Legislature approved, a K-12 education package aimed at increasing the statewide average teacher salary, and recruiting and retaining high quality teachers in the state. The package encompassed HB 1182, SB 131 and SB 133.

HB 1182
The education funding package hinged on HB 1182, a bill that increases the state sales tax by one-half cent. That increase is expected to raise $67 million for K-12 education, $36 million for property tax relief, and $3 million for improving instructor salaries at the four technical institutes.

SB 131
This bill contains the mechanics of the new funding formula. See Funding Formula memo for detailed information.

SB 133
This bill focuses on voluntary shared services among school districts, classroom innovation grants, an expansion of course offerings through Northern State University’s E-Learning Center, and a mentoring program for first- and second-year teachers.

The Governor’s education package also includes funds to reinstate the bonus for teachers who chose to earn National Board Certification.

Accountability Calculator Funding Formula Memo
Funding Formula FAQs: Updated 9/28/2018 Select Other Revenues
Governor’s Column 3/14/2016 District Accountability Targets


For questions about the 2016 Education Package, please contact the Secretary’s Office at (605) 773-5669.