The Pierre Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a forum open to the public on Thursday. The School Board forum is at 6:00 and the Mayoral forum is at 7:00. Details on their calendar.
Candidate Forum on Oahe TV
Oahe TV and the Capitol Journal hosted a candidate forum for the Mayoral and School Board candidates this past Thursday, May 18th. This article gives an overview and has a link to the Oahe TV presentation.
Possible Budget Cuts
Good summary of proposed budget changes.
Pierre teen helps archive South Dakota history
A cool story about a young man from Riggs who is both being helped by an innovative program and in turn is being a help to the people of South Dakota. Via the Capitol Journal.
Preliminary Budget for 2017-2018
An overview from the Capitol Journal. The budget overview was given at the board meeting held Monday, May 8th.
From the article, “The preliminary numbers prepared by Business Manager Darla Mayer still are subject to change but show a total budget for the 2017-18 school year of a little more than $29.7 million.
That’s a roughly 3.2 percent or $924,736 increase over the 2016-17 budget. The early budget numbers include increases in the general fund, special education fund, bond redemption fund and the school lunch program.”
Some basic facts about the School District
The State’s Department of Education has some basic information as of the 2015-2016 school year. Check here.