South Dakota Schools To Receive Federal Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — More federal funding is on its way to South Dakota for safely open and operate its schools.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday it has approved emergency relief funds for South Dakota, five other states and the District of Columbia.

For South Dakota, it means another $127 million has been released to the state on top of the $254 million sent in March.

Federal education officials approved of South Dakota’s plan for the funds. The South Dakota Department of Education has three main priorities for the funding.