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Fewer rules for schools?

Per Gov. Daugaard’s direction, the Department of Education is undertaking a review of education-related statutes, rules, policies and practices. The ultimate goal of this effort is fewer, shorter and simpler state regulations. The effort does not address federal requirements.

“We recognize that rules can become obsolete, or that sometimes policies need to be adjusted to be practical in real-world applications,” said Dr. Wade Pogany, who is spearheading the effort for the department. “Now is the time for school leaders to give us feedback on how we can simplify state regulations, and in some cases, eliminate unnecessary or duplicative rules and regulations.”

The department will collect feedback from educators in several ways:

• Via an electronic survey
• By visiting our booth at the Superintendents Conference in July
• By visiting our booth at the Joint Convention in August
• Via conference call hosted by the Department of Education

o July 14, 2 p.m. (Central Time)
o July 26, 2 p.m. (Central Time)

To participate in one of the teleconferences, call 1-866-410-8397 and enter conference code 605-773-3282.