State accreditation of schools data to be submitted.
be amended to read as follows:
It shall be the duty of the
secretary of the Department of Education
establish a uniform system for the gathering and reporting of educational data for the keeping of
adequate educational and financial records and for the evaluation of educational progress.
school district or school seeking state accreditation shall submit enrollment data, personnel data,
and verify all state and federal standards for accreditation and approval of schools, including those
related to safety and educational equity of the school district or school by October fifteenth of each
year. Any school district with an average daily membership as defined in
13-13-10.1 of greater
than five thousand in the previous school fiscal year has an additional seven days to submit the
required data. If the due date falls on a weekend or state holiday, the due date is the next business
day following the scheduled due date.
An annual written evaluation of the educational progress in
the state and in each school district shall be submitted to the Legislature and made available in
each school district to the general public.
The South Dakota Board of Education may promulgate
rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to further define the data required pursuant to this section.