The Governor’s budget proposal for next year doesn’t include an increase for K-through-12 education.  This is something that concerns Madison Central Superintendent Joel Jorgenson. He told the Madison Central School Board this week that what is being proposed by Governor Kristi Noem doesn’t follow state law for education funding. 

Jorgenson said that not following what is in state law will cause the state to fall backwards again in teacher salaries. 

Jorgenson said that the board and school district officials will have to work with legislators going forward. 

Jorgenson said he understands that state funds are tight, but doesn’t believe that it should always fall on the back of K-12 education.