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Legislature considers extra school funding

Posted: Monday, Mar 3rd, 2014

In this Jan. 10 file photo Blake Van Ningen, left, Ashton Cushing, center, and Zac Sayler work on an assignment at Freeman Elementary in Freeman.

PIERRE (AP) State tax revenues have faltered a bit lately, and legislative leaders said that might make it difficult to boost education funding beyond what the governor proposed.

Representatives of school boards, administrators and teachers have repeatedly said they appreciate Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposal to increase state aid to school districts by 3 percent next year, nearly double the inflationary increase required by law. However, they have asked the Legislature for a 3.8 percent increase to restore per-student spending to where it was before 2011 budget cuts.

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