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SDEA Responds to Governor Noem’s 2021 Budget Address 12/7/2021Pierre – Today, during her budget address, Governor Kristi Noem proposed a six percent increase to state aid for public education. The following statement can be attributed to South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) President Loren Paul: “These are unprecedented times for South Dakota’s students, educators and schools. Too many open positions have led to schools not being able to offer students the full services they deserve and have placed an unsustainable workload on educators. Now, more than ever, state leaders must deliver the resources schools need to attract and retain quality and caring educators. “We truly appreciate Governor Noem’s proposed six-percent increase to state aid for public education. This is just the beginning of our work to ensure that state leaders understand the needs of students and educators and why such a significant increase is so important. We look forward to working with Governor Noem and state lawmakers to deliver the dollars our schools, educators and students deserve.”
A professional organization working hard for educators, so they can continue to work hard for our kids.
Buildings, busses, classes and curriculum. Schoolbooks, pencils, homework and grades. Parents and teachers. Budgets. Taxes. It's easy to get lost in the details when we consider everything educators do to provide the best education for South Dakota's children. The SDEA encourages you to pause and remember: It's about our kids.
What the South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) stands for
Advocating New Directions for Public Education
The SDEA works with our state's elected officials to ensure the best possible outcomes for students and members. Recent accomplishments include improved teacher pay across the state of South Dakota.
Influencing the Decision-Making Process at Local, Regional, State and National Levels
The SDEA works with local leaders to promote increased education funding for a safe and secure learning environment where students are comfortable and eager to learn, and by seeking out the best teachers and education support personnel for South Dakota's schools.
Strengthening the State's Education Workforce
All South Dakota educators benefit from the work of the SDEA, who makes the state's education workforce stronger as a whole.
Empowering Educators Across the State
Through professional development sessions and trainings, the SDEA encourages all educators to continue to develop their craft with hands-on learning.
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