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BOES to hold public hearing July 16 on graduation requirements

The state Board of Education Standards will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to state graduation requirements at its July 16 meeting in Pierre. View the proposed rule changes and make public comment by visiting rules.sd.gov and following the “Department of Education” link.

As rules are presented in a package, look for the rules package with a public hearing date of 7/16/18. The proposed changes to graduation requirements are located on pages 49-71 of that document.

  • Written comments must be submitted by July 12. Click on the “Comment Deadline” link (in this case 7/12/18) to make a public comment.
  • Individuals may also provide comment at the board’s July 16 meeting.
  • The department has created a webpage featuring several resources that are helpful in understanding the proposal, including a comparison of current vs. proposed requirements. We invite you to weigh in on the proposal. Reminder: Public comments must be submitted via rules.sd.gov.

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