In an effort to help children, a new policy shift, called Handle with Care, is allowing police to share with schools when they cross paths with a child facing a traumatic encounter at home or elsewhere.
”We’re going to do what we can to keep our staff and students safe knowing that there is still a pandemic. Certainly, we want more than than anyone to get back to a normal school year, so we’re going to do that as much as we can. But, we are going to still try and put safety measures in place, because we think that’s the right thing to do. Ultimately, what those look like -- that could change when it’s in front of the board and they have an opportunity to vote on it.”
The South Dakota Board of Regents adopted a statement and action plan that strongly positions its public universities as "places of opportunity for all students to benefit from higher education, preparing them to live and work in South Dakota or anywhere in the world." As part of that, they took a swing at "banning" critical race theory in South Dakota public campuses.
Today, Governor Kristi Noem released the following statement in response to the South Dakota Board of Regents’ approval of a draft policy restricting the teaching of Critical Race Theory at state colleges and universities:
The South Dakota Educators Association (SDEA) avoided taking a public stance on a critical race theory resolution by the National Educators Association (NEA), but South Dakota state lawmakers have not.
This year, as part of the Rapid City Area Schools Pathways Approach (RCPA), the District officially launched the RCAS Academies & Pathways. The goal of the academy model is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they need to explore career options in high school.