Superintendent Quinton Cermak presented his explanation Friday to the state School Finance Accountability Board about why the Highmore – Harrold district violated South Dakota’s teacher-pay law.    Highmore-Harrold, Kimball, Henry and Gayville-Volin violated laws but received waivers without conditions because each took additional action to further increase teacher compensation.  (Bob Mercer/State Capitol Bureau)


South Dakota’s new laws raising teacher salaries received their first tests Thursday as school districts appealed accusations of violations to a government panel.

At stake were many thousands of dollars in state aid.

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