Background: Update on new System Placement Guidelines, expansion of efforts for the College Application Campaign in South Dakota, and refinement of the High School Dual Credit program for the start of the 2015-16 academic year.
Agenda Item 7.0
Subject: Vocational Education System Fund Statements Report – Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Background: The Director of the Division of Finance and Management serves as the designee for receiving monthly statements for each SDHEFA Vocational Education Program account and provides a standing report to the Board of Education at each regularly scheduled meeting.
Agenda Item 8.0
Subject: Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) Equipment Amendment - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE and Greg Von Wald, MTI
Background: At the November meeting, the board approved $300,000 in equipment purchases for MTI from the equipment fund created by HB 1142 in 2014. Several purchases came in under budget; this amendment will expend the remaining funds MTI is eligible to receive.
Agenda Item 9.0
Subject: Western Dakota Technical Institute (WDT) Equipment Approval – Tiffany Sanderson, DOE
Background: During the 2014 SD Legislative Session, HB1142 was passed. The bill established an equipment fund for the postsecondary technical institutes and $1.5 million was transferred to the fund from the release of the postsecondary technical institutes facilities fund. Equipment purchases must be based upon priorities established by each postsecondary technical institute, approved by each postsecondary technical institute’s governing body and the Board. Approval is being requested for WDT’s proposal of $270,000.
Agenda Item 10.0
Subject: 2015-16 Technical Institute State Tuition and Fees – Tiffany Sanderson, DOE