Finally! someone in the school system gets it.
There’s no doubt that the state’s revenue situation remains weakened, so the Sioux Falls School Board has the right idea about pulling back from its years long push to increase per-pupil funding for education.
But not everyone has gotten the message…..
Still, that’s the track that the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, the chief lobbyist for school boards across the state, is pursuing.
Funding K-12 education is important, no one is disputing that. However the pie of the state budget is only so big. With everyone sticking their hand out for a slice, it makes even harder. With that pie getting smaller, some of those hands are going to have to be slapped away.
Still, there’s no bucking reality where the state budget is concerned. And the fact remains that South Dakota almost certainly will be staring at another budget deficit when lawmakers return to Pierre in January
Yet there is still that lawsuit dealing with funding of public schools. Where a law firm is using state money to sue the state, for more money.