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DAUGAARD SAYS SOUTH DAKOTA TEACHER PAY IS RISING

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Governor Dennis Daugaard says public school teachers across South Dakota are seeing their salaries rise due to a sales tax hike and education funding overhaul that lawmakers approved this year.
The governor says the average salary for the current budget year is projected at nearly $47,000, a jump of almost 12 percent:


OC……….$46,924. ;21

South Dakota’s teacher pay was the lowest in the nation in 2013-14, and Daugaard says that made it tough to recruit and keep teachers in the state:


OC…..in neighboring states. :20

The state is moving toward their target average salary of $48,500.

Daugaard shepherded the half-cent sales tax hike and new school funding formula through the GOP-held Legislature.