Pogany Says Law Is Clear On Schools And Teacher Pay Standards

(WNAX) — The South Dakota School Finance Accountability Board has found a number of school districts in violation of state law governing teacher pay. Many got a full waiver because they made a good faith effort to hit the benchmarks, while other districts were ordered to re-open negotiations with their teachers.  Wade Pogany, Executive Director of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, says the law was pretty clear…

Pogany says the accountability board is aware of how conditions can change for schools…

Pogany says school districts will follow the law…

The legislature last year increased the state sales tax a half cent to fund teacher pay increases to an average of forty-eight thousand five hundred dollars.