2015 Keyword - Education

HB 1005repeal the foundation program fund and references thereto. 
HB 1043repeal certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding the Department of Education. 
HB 1044revise certain provisions regarding educational personnel certification and discipline. 
HB 1066clarify that the required notice requirements related to continuing contracts do not apply to employees of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1070require school districts to provide special education or special education and related services to resident students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1072provide that certain information regarding postsecondary technical institutes be given to parents and guardians of students in middle schools and high schools. 
HB 1093provide for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. 
HB 1097provide for a reduced minimum fall enrollment for certain school districts. 
HB 1100clarify how a vacancy on a school board is filled. 
HB 1101ensure local control over curriculum and methods of instruction. 
HB 1114require certain school districts to compensate teachers for certain continuing education expenses and for the cost of renewing teachers' certificates. 
HB 1115increase the maximum property tax levy for the pension fund of a school district. 
HB 1117provide for the approval of postsecondary courses for certain nonpublic school students and students receiving alternative instruction. 
HB 1118provide for oversight of postsecondary technical institutes. 
HB 1137exclude the passing time between classes in the number of hours required in the school term for secondary students. 
HB 1147increase the amounts of the annual awards given to recipients of the South Dakota opportunity scholarship. 
HB 1148require that the annual report of a school district contain certain information regarding school district fund balances. 
HB 1161limit certain rule making authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. 
HB 1170accommodate legislation relating to education in South Dakota. 
HB 1172revise the eligibility requirements for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship to include certain students who reside in bordering states. 
HB 1184regulate the use of digital-learning platforms in schools accredited by the state. 
HB 1191make an appropriation for the Jobs for America's Graduates program and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1195declare void the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. 
HB 1198require legislative approval for certain academic assessments. 
HB 1199authorize funding for tribal colleges to defray certain costs associated with educating nonbeneficiary students and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1204provide for a limited number of affordable baccalaureate degree scholarships for students intending to serve as K-12 educators in South Dakota. 
HB 1207revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation. 
HB 1218create certain funding for education in South Dakota. 
HB 1223end the state's involvement with common core state standards and to prohibit the adoption of certain multistate educational standards. 
HB 1226accommodate legislation for education. 
SB 6revise certain provisions concerning the pension and capital outlay tax levies for school districts. 
SB 7revise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies and to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy. 
SB 23revise certain provisions regarding the ownership and management of the South Dakota Art Museum. 
SB 33extend resident tuition eligibility to the spouses and children of active duty military personnel and of qualifying veterans. 
SB 36repeal certain outdated and unnecessary statutes and to update certain references related to the Department of Tourism. 
SB 42revise certain provisions relating to the filing of student birth certificates. 
SB 43revise certain provisions regarding lease purchase agreement payments and to ratify certain lease purchase agreements with the Health and Educational Facilities Authority. 
SB 53revise certain provisions regarding the state aid to general education formula and to revise the property tax levies for the general fund of school districts. 
SB 54revise certain provisions regarding the state aid to special education formula and to revise the property tax levies for special education. 
SB 89require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. 
SB 91make an appropriation to support the South Dakota need-based grant program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 92make an appropriation to support the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program and to declare an emergency. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding student surveys. 
SB 106provide for risk management services for properties used to provide postsecondary technical education. 
SB 114encourage and protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
SB 117further protect the privacy of certain student information. 
SB 124revise the requirements for a petition for a minor boundary change. 
SB 125revise the minimum suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities. 
SB 132allow school districts to recruit teachers by providing certain financial incentives. 
SB 133require all students leaving an accredited school for an alternative education program to wait one year before participating in interscholastic activities. 
SB 140declare void the transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to establish a determinant in identifying a student's sexual identity for the purpose of participation in high school athletics. 
SB 144establish a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers who teach in rural school districts. 
SB 163make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 164require students to take a civics test to demonstrate knowledge of United States history and government. 
SB 181enhance higher education affordability and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 188require the Department of Education to use a competitive bidding process when acquiring academic assessments. 
SB 189provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents. 
SB 191revise certain provisions regarding capital outlay certificates and lease purchase agreements of school districts and the pledge of state aid to education funds to secure such obligations. 
SJR 2Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the imposition of an education franchise tax on profits of corporations and dedication of the revenue therefrom. 

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