Materials for ASBSD/SASD 2016 Convention Workshop
How will we know if the k-12 funding changes made this past legislative session are working (Powerpoint)
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Learning materials for Candidate Budget Basics Training Sessions provided throughout the state by SD Budget & Policy Institute
The legislation that funds the Blue Ribbon Task Force recommendations to raise teacher salaries has passed the legislature.
Of this tax increase, $62.4 million will provide an average of an additional $481 per student – a … Read more
Raising sales tax by 1/2 cent will raise about $107 million dollars. And decreasing property tax will cost about $40 million dollars. But how much will your agricultural operation pay to support the change? You can figure that out by answering two questions.
Question 1: What is my agricultural land … Read more
Raising sales tax by 1/2 cent will raise about $107 million dollars. And decreasing property tax will cost about $40 million dollars. But how much will your household pay to support the change? You can … Read more
Check out SDBPI latest Power Point (with speaker notes to help you understand the charts):
SD Budget & Policy Institute is available to help South Dakotans understand our research findings. We can talk by phone or arrange a visit or Webinar to … Read more
ANSWER: Instructional cost-per-student is based on two factors:
1. Teacher salary and benefits.
2. Number of pupils there are per teacher.
Total instructional cost-per-student can be low if moderately paid … Read more
This week the South Dakota Legislature’s Apropriations Committee has been listening to seemingly comprehensive reports from the state’s Department of Education. But something is missing: a report about a decade’s worth of funding declines.
What wasn’t included in those Department of Education reports was an explanation about why state investment … Read more
Drawing conclusions from data requires a comprehensive look at more than one data point. Here are some examples of how putting a single data point in regional context adds clarity.