Hear Secretary Schopp and MetaMetrics President Malbert Smith discuss summer reading loss on SDPB's Dakota Midday


State increases bandwidth to more than 150 schools

The South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT), in partnership with the Department of Education, is working throughout the summer to increase bandwidth to 159 school sites across the state, impacting 122 school districts. Click here for more information.



Moore named interim director of Indian education for the state

Keith Moore of Sioux Falls has been named the interim director of Indian education for the South Dakota Department of Education.



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Certification fees to increase; accreditation change moves to public hearing

The Board of Education approved an increase in certification fees (see below), which will take effect July 1, 2015. The board also had a number of first readings that they moved to public hearing, including a change to the accreditation review process that would allow for reviews to be conducted without having to be onsite. Proposed changes to the accountability system will also be on the board’s July agenda. Watch the board’s webpage for more information about these public hearings, as the July meeting gets closer.