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Chapter24:59:01 (Postsecondary Technical Institute Programs) and Chapter24:59:02 (Postsecondary Technical Institute Funding Distribution). The effect and purpose of the proposed changes to Chapter24:59:01 are to update the general education requirements that must be included in an associate of applied science degree program to increase flexibility for students and align with other postsecondary programs in South Dakota. The effect and purpose of the proposed changes to Chapter24:59:02 are to update the yearly facility fund and National Guard tuition benefit fund set-asides from the total state appropriation, and to update the yearly per student allocation appropriated by the SD Legislature in the postsecondary technical institute funding formula. 12/05/2018 03/28/2019 12/01/2018
Article 24:43 (Accreditation and School Improvement): Sections 24:43:01:01 (Definitions) and 24:43:11:09 (Course Equivalency Exam). The effect and purpose of the proposed changes to Article 24:43 (Accreditation and School Improvement) Sections 24:43:01:01 and 24:43:11:09 is to remove the requirement for state approval of school-created course equivalency exams and allow local schools to determine how to transcribe credit earned by course equivalency exams. 01/28/2019 03/28/2019 01/24/2019
Article 24:53 (Teacher Preparation Programs) The effect and purpose of the proposed changes to Article 24:53 is to update language to reflect industry standards, correct references to national program standards where applicable, and align terminology and requirements with educator certification rules updated. 05/20/2019 05/16/2019
Chapter 24:59:02 (Postsecondary Technical Institute Funding Distribution). The effect and purpose of the proposed changes to Chapter24:59:02 are to update the yearly facility fund and National Guard tuition benefit fund set-asides from the total state appropriation, and to update the yearly per student allocation appropriated by the SD Legislature in the postsecondary technical institute funding formula. 05/15/2019 05/10/2019