School District Reorganization

School district reorganization is the process through which a school district(s) in South Dakota is created, consolidated or dissolved. There are two principle types. Most commonly, two or more districts consolidate to create a new district. Less frequently, an existing district dissolves and its land area is attached to one or more existing school districts.

In 2007, legislation was passed that requires reorganization of a school district when their K-12 enrollment drops to 100 or less students and this school district is not identified as sparse. (SDCL 13-6-97)

Guidelines for Submitting Reorganization Plans
History of District Reorganization
Number of Public School Districts
Department of Legislative Audit - Consolidation Booklet