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Governor Noem’s Budget Supports Education in South Dakota





What You Need To Know: Governor Noem’s Budget Supports Education in South Dakota

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Governor Noem’s budget better equips educators and schools by adjusting funding formulas for general and special education.

 

Equipping Educators

  • During Fiscal Year 2021, general education student counts are projected to increase by approximately one percent.
  • Governor Noem’s budget includes funding for increased enrollment in South Dakota’s public K-12 schools. 

 

Strengthening Special Education

  • During Fiscal Year 2021, special education student counts are projected to increase by approximately two percent.
  • Governor Noem’s budget adjusts the amount of funding schools receive for special education disability levels. These adjustments will increase funding to South Dakota school districts by nearly $14 million. 
  • For Fiscal Year 2021, allocations will be adjusted as follows:
  • Level One (Mild Disability) - $5,665.27 to $6,148.00
  • Level Two (Cognitive Disability or Emotional Disorder) - $13,074.98 to $14,646.00
  • Level Three (Hearing Impairment, Deafness, Visual Impairment, Deaf-Blindness, Orthopedic Impairment, or Traumatic Brain Injury) - $16,664.57 to $19,182.00
  • Level Four (Autism) - $16,160.97 to $15,395.00
  • Level Five (Multiple Disabilities) - $28,865.25 to $32,328.00
  • Level Six (Prolonged Assistance) - $8,314.11 to $8,256.00

 

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