Charter School Choice
Does the state have charter schools?
Are for-profit charter schools or management companies allowed?
Is there a cap on the number of charter schools?
Are charters required to provide transportation for any students?
Can charter schools employ uncertified teachers?
Virtual School Choice
Do state statutes allow for full-time virtual schools?
"The South Dakota virtual school shall provide choice accessibility, flexibility, quality, and equity in curricular offerings for students in the state."
However, it is not clear whether students can enroll in the South Dakota Virtual School full-time.
Are virtual schools required to track attendance?
Do virtual schools have to comply with state teacher certification requirements?
Private School Choice
Does the state have voucher programs?
No voucher programs found.
Does the state have educational expense tuition tax credits or deductions?
No educational expense tax credits or deductions found.
Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?
Is there a cap on the number of students or private schools participating in voucher programs?
Are voucher students in private schools required to take any standardized tests?
Can private schools be removed from voucher programs based on performance?
Are private schools in voucher programs required to provide transportation?
Interdistrict School Choice
Does the state have interdistrict choice programs?
§13-28-21 states that the school board shall admit nonresident students to the public schools in the district when it can be done without injuring or overcrowding the schools.
Also, the Enrollment Options Programs was established to enable any South Dakota kindergarten through twelfth grade student to attend any public school that serves the student's grade level in any South Dakota school district.
Are receiving schools or districts required to provide transportation to any students?
The parent or guardian of a student who has been accepted for transfer is responsible for transporting the student to school in the receiving district without reimbursement.