Shared Services

Senate Bill 133 from the 2016 legislative session included an on-going appropriation to the South Dakota Department of Education to provide two types of shared services: 1) those involving state-purchased goods and services provided to districts, and 2) those involving district sharing employees.

The South Dakota Department of Education announces the Employee Shared Service Grant opportunity for accredited public K-12 school districts.


Application proposals for the Employee Shared Services Grant may be submitted by an accredited public school district in South Dakota.

Maximum Grant Amount:

Public districts may apply for up to three years of funding with a fifty percent reduction in annual funding in year two and seventy-five percent reduction in year three. No more than three new shared employees will be awarded per application.

Application Deadline:

No new applications are being accepted.

Grant Recipients:

2016-17 Grant Recipients 2017-18 Grant Recipients
Baltic & Garretson Baltic, Colman-Egan, & Tri-Valley
Belle Fourche & Spearfish Canistota & Montrose
Bridgewater-Emery & Hanson DeSmet & Elkton
Deuel & Milbank Estelline, Hamlin, & Willow Lake
Florence & Henry Ethan, Sanborn Central, Woonsocket, & Mount Vernon
Marion & Parker Miller & Redfield
Waubay & Webster
Mid-Year Report & Claim Form (due 2nd Friday in January)
End-of-Year Report & Claim Form (due 1st Friday in June)


General Questions about Employee Shared Services Grants can be directed to:
Deb Wolf at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-2490

For questions on financial accounting related to grant awards, contact:
Susan Woodmansey, Division of Finance & Management, (605) 773-4748
or Bobbi Leiferman, Division of Finance & Management, (605)773-5407

For questions regarding Personnel Record Form System (PRF), contact:
Jantina Nelson-Stastny, Office of Certification, (605) 668-2904