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Brookings schools say ‘yes’ to 15, ‘no’ to 16

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 24th, 2012

In Melissa Anderson’s fourth-grade science class at Camelot Intermediate School this February, Thomas Boulware shows off the bug he has chosen to eat during the “Bug Buffet.” For South Dakota teachers specializing in math or science, Referred Law 16 on the November ballot could mean a larger paycheck. But Brookings School District says it doesn’t like this and other components of RL 16, and wants voters to instead say “yes” to Initiated Measure 15. Photo by Charis Prunty/Tribune file

• Two ballot questions would affect school money and more

BROOKINGS – The leaders of Brookings School District have so far spoken with one voice about Initiated Measure 15 and Referred Law 16, which will show up on your ballot this November: It likes the first, hates the second.

“Initiated Measure 15, for me, is simple: It’s ‘fund the schools adequately or watch them start to die,’ said Larry Rogers, Brookings school board president.

“Referred Law 16 is tougher because, one, it’s got about five moving parts and, second, because some of it looks like it makes sense, to people who don’t work in education.”

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