+ − Legislators (7) SD - Senator Jim Bradford (D) Title: Member SD - Senator Bob Gray (R) Title: Vice Chair SD - Senator J. Mark Johnston (R) Title: Chair SD - Senator Elizabeth Kraus (R) Title: Member SD - Senator Bruce E Rampelberg (R) Title: Member SD - Senator Timothy A Rave (R) Title: Member SD - Senator Todd Schlekeway (R) Title: Member + − Bills Assigned (27) SD - HB1005 Revise certain provisions regarding the excuse from attendance of children receiving alternative instruction. SD - HB1006 Revise certain outdated and obsolete provisions regarding the Department of Education. SD - HB1007 Repeal certain outdated and obsolete statutes regarding the Department of Education. SD - HB1124 Permit a school district, at the discretion of the school district, to pay the fees charged for any criminal background investigation that is required by law for a prospective employee. SD - HB1128 Require the Board of Education to conduct public hearings before adopting certain standards. SD - HB1147 Remove the individual liability of a school board member who authorizes the making of a void contract, check or registered warrant. SD - HB1189 Establish a deadline within each semester after which no student may transfer to a school district other than the resident school district through the enrollment options program. SD - HB1195 Authorize the collection of fees for certain educational programming and services, and to declare an emergency. SD - HB1234 Provide incentives to teach in critical need areas, to provide for rewards for the best teachers and those teaching in math and science subject areas, to revise certain provisions regarding evaluation of teachers, to create a system for evaluating principals, to distinguish between tenured and nontenured teachers, to revise certain provisions regarding the employment of teachers, and to repeal provisions regarding the teacher compensation assistance program. SD - SB5 Revise certain provisions regarding the distribution of state publications. SD - SB8 Revise certain provisions related to the calculation of state aid to special education. SD - SB25 Provide for the creation of a new state accountability system for public elementary and secondary schools. SD - SB44 Encourage school districts to adopt a bullying policy and to establish a model bullying policy. SD - SB77 Provide for the establishment of a scholarship program for postsecondary technical institute students and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB79 Require undergraduate students to pay the self-support rate of tuition for certain credit hours in excess of the credit hours required for the student's baccalaureate degree program. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the distribution of certain funds to school districts. SD - SB98 Provide for a pilot program initiating two mathematics and science academies and to make an appropriation therefor. SD - SB106 Require the disclosure of certain public employee contracts. SD - SB122 Establish a funding formula for institutions under the control of the Board of Regents. SD - SB127 Revise certain provisions regarding educational data reporting. SD - SB130 Require the school board of each school district to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying. SD - SB138 Revise the state aid to education formula and to make an appropriation. SD - SB139 Establish the Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education. SD - SB164 Require public school students in grade eleven to take certain assessments. SD - SB165 Revise certain provisions related to the distribution of funds to sparse school districts. SD - SB186 Update the definition of the nonsectarian textbooks that are loaned to certain students to include digital materials. SD - SB191 Provide for authorization to offer postsecondary education services in South Dakota.