Changes to South Dakota’s school board elections aimed at cost savings, voter turnout
Districts could opt for two-year or four-year terms for board members
South Dakota school districts could alter the length of terms school board members serve under legislation advancing toward Gov. Kristi Noem’s desk.
And if adopted, House Bill 1123 would give school boards more flexibility to conduct elections in cooperation with municipalities, which supporters say would save taxpayer dollars and increase voter turn out in school board elections.
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