1/2 ¢ sales tax increase nets an 9.8% increase for SD k-12 education funding

Added March 1st, 2016 by

Teacher Salary Funding plan passed – how much will it increase spending per student?

The legislation that funds the Blue Ribbon Task Force recommendations to raise teacher salaries has passed the legislature.

Of this tax increase, $62.4 million will provide an average of an additional $481 per student – a 9.8% increase over current actual funding levels.

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