State of South Dakota
Representatives Thompson, Garnos, Gassman, Glover, Hargens, Hennies,
McCoy, McLaughlin, Murschel, Roberts, and Van Norman and Senators
Kelly, Adelstein, Bartling, Dempster, Hansen (Tom), Hanson (Gary),
Knudson, and Nesselhuf
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
increase the length of time for which nationally certified
teachers receive stipends.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
The Department of Education shall establish a program to reimburse public school
teachers for the application and processing fee for the National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards certification process. The reimbursement shall include any federal funds that may be
available through a candidate subsidy program. The reimbursement shall be paid upon receipt
of documentation that the teacher successfully completed all certification requirements and was
awarded the credential.
In addition to the reimbursement provided pursuant to this section, a teacher who teaches
in a public school and who has obtained certification by the National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards shall receive a payment of two thousand dollars per year for
The stipend shall be paid as follows:
One thousand dollars from the Department of Education;
One thousand dollars from the school district where the teacher is employed.
The Board of Education shall
rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish
guidelines necessary to implement the program.