State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent
with the original intention of the sponsor.
SENATE EDUCATION ENGROSSED NO. SB 76 - 02/12/2013
Introduced by: Senators Maher and Brown and Representatives Sly, Cronin, and Hoffman
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to create an innovation grant program for school districts
and education service agencies and to make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. There is hereby created an innovation grant program in the Department of
Education. Any school district or education service agency established pursuant to § 13-3-76
may apply for a grant through the program on forms provided by the department. The amount
of funding provided to any school district or education service agency pursuant to this Act shall
be matched dollar for dollar or in kind by the school district or education service agency
receiving the grant, but the total amount of funding provided may not exceed the total amount
appropriated by this Act.
The Board of Education shall select grant recipients from among the school districts and
education service agencies that apply. Applicants shall demonstrate how the innovation for
which the grant is sought will support and positively impact student achievement.
Section 2. The Board of Education shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to
establish the innovation grant application process and timelines.
Section 3. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of one dollar ($1),
or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Education for the purpose of
awarding innovation grants pursuant to this Act to school districts and education service
Section 4. The secretary of education shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw
warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 5. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June
30, 2014, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.