RCAS responds to Gov. Noem’s State of the State address
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem’s State of the State address left questions about next school year’s budget for Rapid City Area Schools.
Noem’s speech Tuesday sent a message saying that revenue in the state is increasing, meaning more money for K-12 education might be possible.
“We depend on these increases to pay our teachers and our staff, so when we don’t see that statutory increase it means we’re going to have to look at ways that we can save money or cut.” said Katy Urban, RCAS Communication Relations Manager.
With statutes in place, state aid to K-12 education should increase by about 2% in the next school year.