2016 Keyword - Education

HB 1001repeal the Midwestern Regional Higher Education Compact. 
HB 1008restrict access to certain restrooms and locker rooms in public schools. 
HB 1013revise certain provisions regarding alternative instruction achievement tests for children excused from school attendance. 
HB 1030revise certain codes and standards regarding fire prevention. 
HB 1043revise the state aid to special education formula. 
HB 1044revise the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1061provide a tuition benefit to certain teachers who enroll in courses under the management and control of the Board of Regents that are not subsidized by the general fund. 
HB 1096provide for the exemption of certain schools from a tuition limitation applied to some bordering state school districts. 
HB 1111require the high school interscholastic activities association to promulgate major policy statements under the procedures of the administrative rules process. 
HB 1112establish certain procedures regarding a transgender policy for the purposes of participation in high school activities and to declare void any present transgender policy of any association recognized under chapter 13-36. 
HB 1118limit the amount of instructional time that may be spent administering statewide academic assessments. 
HB 1130dedicate revenue from video lottery for the purpose of supplementing teachers' salaries, to establish a teacher salary enhancement fund, to transfer certain moneys to that fund, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HB 1136eliminate the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability and to transfer its functions to the Legislative Planning Committee. 
HB 1145require accredited schools to accept transfer credits for courses taken by students from other accredited schools during the summer. 
HB 1146authorize the Governor to enter agreements with Indian tribes regarding the high school equivalency tests administered on Indian reservations. 
HB 1147prohibit school districts from using school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames that are determined to be racially derogatory or discriminatory. 
HB 1148require schools to provide instruction on South Dakota's tribal history, culture, and government. 
HB 1159establish the nonbeneficiary student scholarship program for certain students attending tribally controlled colleges. 
HB 1163revise the periods of time during which veterans may use tuition benefits at institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. 
HB 1168allow students to participate in sexuality education with parental permission. 
HB 1169allow a school district to operate an attendance center within another school district. 
HB 1182increase the state sales tax, the state use tax, the excise tax on farm machinery, and amusement device tax for the purpose of increasing education funding and reducing property taxes, to provide for certain school district reporting and penalties, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1189provide for the inspection and review of a state-mandated academic achievement test taken by a student. 
HB 1191revise certain provisions regarding the critical teaching needs scholarship program. 
HB 1198recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. 
HB 1203pay off bonds and make certain other changes necessary to effectuate a tuition freeze by the Board of Regents and the technical institutes, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1205authorize certain eligible school districts to receive an allocation for limited English proficiency. 
HB 1215authorize a private school to hold dual status as an alternative instruction program under certain conditions. 
HB 1220direct the secretary of education to reinstate scholarship funding under the GEAR UP grant program. 
HB 1235make an appropriation to the Board of Regents to fund the obstetrics and gynecology residency program and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1247require school districts and licensed child welfare agencies to implement a policy and provide training regarding sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. 
SB 5revise the procedure to initiate a school district boundary change. 
SB 8revise certain provisions regarding background investigations for prospective employees of the postsecondary technical institutes and to transfer certain funds regarding postsecondary technical credentialing. 
SB 9make an appropriation to fund the Native American achievement schools grant program and paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 28require meningococcal immunization for school entry. 
SB 63require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of school safety drills in accredited schools. 
SB 67establish a postsecondary scholarship grant fund, to make an appropriation therefor, to transfer certain money, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 69require accredited schools to accept transfer credits for courses taken by students from other accredited schools during the summer and to declare an emergency. 
SB 78deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting. 
SB 81create the paraprofessional tuition assistance scholarship program. 
SB 82establish the Native American achievement schools grant program. 
SB 83protect the teaching of certain scientific information. 
SB 92continue a math pilot project at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 129establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act. 
SB 131establish a target teacher salary and a target teacher ratio, to revise certain provisions regarding education funding, to create the School Finance Accountability Board, and to provide for certain school district reporting and penalties. 
SB 132revise certain provisions regarding education funding. 
SB 133revise certain provisions regarding shared services provided by the state to school districts, the sharing of services of school district employees, the classroom innovation grant program, and educator mentoring and certification reciprocity. 
SB 159provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students. 

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