The approval earlier this week of a one-point-eight-five million dollar opt-out by voters in the Yankton School District was news that was warmly received by local organizations’ such as Yankton Area Progressive Growth which had publicly endorsed the proposal.
C-E-O Nancy Wenande says during the years since the last opt-out attempt, Superintendent Wayne Kindle has been making the case for increased school funding.
Wenande says the climate of the community now is much different with more positive momentum than in the past.
Wenande says it often takes years for major projects to win the approval of a community.
Wenande says programs within the Yankton School District such as in-town busing and free pre-school are big pluses to local workforce development efforts.