Congress still seeking budget solution for Federal FY 2011
Federal education funding for the current fiscal year is in flux, while state and school officials eagerly await a resolution.

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Ethernet technology coming to schools
A solution for broadband issues – Ethernet technology – will be making its way to school districts starting as early as this spring. However, implementation will be a long-term process. Read on to learn more.
Dakota STEP:
Tips for successful test administration

This year’s Dakota STEP testing window runs April 4-22. Follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth testing process at your district.

Meeting slated for Board of Education
The South Dakota Board of Education will meet March 21 in Pierre.

Shine a spotlight on your “best and brightest”
Administrators: If you have an educator who represents South Dakota’s best and brightest, we want to hear from you. These individuals may be considered as candidates for national recognition programs.

Proposal to update school meal patterns up for public comment
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to the nutrition standards for meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Check your district’s waiver status now
Districts should review the status of any current waivers from administrative rule and make necessary applications soon.