South Dakota School for the Deaf will close
South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds wants to close the School for the Deaf and end financial support for the State Fair as part of a plan to balance the state budget next year. [Read more…]
Real sad to see the deaf school close because of financial problem. How many deaf school have been closed?
2-1-09 NOTE: Our reader (thanks to B.R.) said “the exact transcript of the video link you posted….
ANCHOR:wants to close the School for the Deaf in the state and end financial support for the as part of a plan to balance the state budget next year. He gave a revised budget to lawmakers today. He withdrew his first one after it became apparent that state tax collections are falling faster than expected because of the recession. Governor Rounds proposes cutting $44 million in state spending in the next budget. Program changes would eliminate nearly 77 jobs in state government and there would be no pay raise for state workers.
GOVERNOR MIKE ROUNDS: So what we’re gonna try to do is to continue with the programs that actually build our economy and that we can show clear proof that are successful in helping us get by the tough times.”
ANCHOR: Rounds proposes keeping a 3% boost in state aid to school districts next year, but he wants to cut extra state aid that has gone to “sparse school districts.”