Education in South DakotaBetter equipping educators and schools by adjusting funding formulas for general and special education.
- 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