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Teacher pay proposal advances in SD Legislature

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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South Dakota lawmakers are taking a close look at teacher pay this session. A specific plan to establish salary requirements cleared the House this week. South Dakota has consistently ranked near the bottom among states for teacher pay. The bill sets the minimum educator salary at $45,000 and ties pay increases to boosts in state aid districts receive. Sandra Waltman, lobbyist for the South Dakota Education Association, testified at a recent hearing in support of the effort. She said the two main provisions would work hand-in-hand in bolstering staff levels....

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