Chapter 45

(House Bill 1308)

An Act to provide for the payment of signing bonuses to school district staff members.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 13-43-61 be AMENDED:

13-43-61. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, aA school district may offer and, upon the signing of a contract by both parties, pay a signing bonus, moving expenses, or tuition reimbursement to a teacher staff member employed in the school district.

Section 2. That § 13-43-62 be AMENDED:

13-43-62. Any A payment authorized in § 13-43-61 may be paid as follows:

(1) In one lump sum, upon completion of the teacher's staff member's first year of employment in the school district; or

(2) In installments, over a period not to exceed three years from the date theteacher staff member signed a contract of employment with the school district, and upon the terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon by the school district and the teacherstaff member.

Section 3. That § 13-43-63 be AMENDED:

13-43-63. Any A payment authorized in § 13-43-61 is in addition to any amount payable under a negotiated teacher's contract, and a. A school district may, but is not required to, negotiate any a payment authorized in § 13-43-61 with the teacher's staff member's designated collective bargaining representative.

Signed March 9, 2022

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