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Sioux Falls schools get big money from Governor Daugaard


Sioux Falls, SD (KELO-AM) The Sioux Falls School District is getting $768,454 to help add two new classrooms to it's Career and Technical Education Academy.

The money is part of over $8.5 million that Governor Dennis Daugaard announced Wednesday in Governor's Grants for Career & Technical Education projects across South Dakota.

The Governor says CTE programs are crucial in preparing students for all the job opportunities after graduation.The grants come from the South Dakota Future Fund, created to help South Dakota's workforce and build the economy.

Grant recipients are:

§  Aberdeen School District – $2 million for the construction of a new regional CTE facility

§  Burke School District – $604,010 to go toward mobile units, in cooperation with Andes Central School District, Colome School District, and South Central School District

§  Madison Central School District – $376,808 for health science, transportation and manufacturing programs to serve area schools

§  Meade School District – $89,967 to go toward welding and machining programs

§  Mitchell School District – $1,240,228 for the renovation and expansion of the regional CTE center

§  Northeast Technical High School – $150,000 to go toward middle school courses and dual credit ag courses

§  Northwest Area Schools Multi District – $830,800 to go toward mobile units

§  Rapid City Area School District – $2 million to enhance dual and concurrent enrollment options for regional high schools

§  Sioux Falls School District – $768,454 to add two new classrooms at the CTE Academy

§  Todd County School District – $103,560 to expand middle school and high school course offerings, in cooperation with White River School District

§  Vermillion School District – $99,380 for a public-private partnership in construction trades

§  Yankton – $280,325 for regional CTE offerings

In all, 26 applications were received, requesting a total of $20 million.