CHAPTER 109

(SB 168)

Career and technical education appropriation.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  appropriate money for enhancement of secondary career and technical education.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

     Section  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund the sum of one million dollars ( $1,000,000 ), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Education for allocation to school districts to provide funding for secondary career and technical education programs.

     Section  2.  The secretary of the Department of Education shall distribute the funds appropriated by this Act to school districts through a competitive grant process. The secretary shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to define the criteria used in awarding grants, and to establish grant application procedures and timelines. When awarding grants, the secretary shall give priority consideration to those programs that are innovative or enhanced, that are collaborative efforts, or that include entrepreneurial activities, internships, or career guidance.

     Section  3.  The secretary of the Department of Education shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

     Section  4.  Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30, 2007, shall revert in accordance with §  4-8-21.

     Certified March 24, 2006

     CODE COUNSEL NOTE: This bill was certified in accordance with section 4 of Article 4 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota.

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