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Schools would receive 3 percent increase under budget proposal

Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed a 3 percent increase in state aid to K-12 education during his budget address last week. His plan also includes efforts to hold down tuition costs for students at the state’s technical institutes and public universities.

“We are so pleased that the Governor’s proposal includes a boost for schools,” said Secretary of Education Melody Schopp.

Schopp said that within the proposed budget package, there are also dollars earmarked for upgrading the current egrant system (consolidated application) and for expanding the number of dual credit classes offered by the state’s technical institutes and universities.

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