The Sioux Falls School District Bond Special Election

Election Results

The District used 13 vote centers in the September 18, 2018 bond election. The polls were open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.

The District chose to hand-count the ballots for this election. Counting Boards were established at the Instructional Planning Center.


107,400 Registered Voters
17.37% Turnout
18,656 # of Voters


Ballots Cast Yes No Over/Under
1-1 Peace Lutheran Church 1,820 1,565 253 2
1-2 Memorial Middle School 2,022 1,803 219 -
1-3 Career & Tech Ed Academy 423 352 71 -
1-4 Maricar Community Center 393 303 90 -
1-5 Oyate Community Center 532 401 118 13
1-6 Asbury United Methodist Church 1,157 970 184 3
1-7 First Lutheran Church 990 855 135 -
1-8 Wesley United Methodist Church 557 397 160 -
1-9 Kenny Anderson Community Center 843 662 177 4
1-10 Morningside Community Center 2,052 1,720 332 -
1-11 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 1,204 1,042 162 -
1-12 Faith Baptist Fellowship Hall 1,547 1,313 234 -
1-13 Instructional Planning Center 1,745 1,524 221 -
1-14 Absentee Precinct 3,371 3,016 354 1
Totals 18,656 15,923 2,710 23


Shall the District issue $190 Million in General Obligation Bonds? Yes or No Actual Count Percentage
YES 15,923 85.46%
NO 2,710 14.54%


Ballots Counted* 18,656
Percent of the Vote Counted 100%
Turnout Percentage 17.37%
*Total includes provisional ballots


2018 Flu Season Information

Kid Blowing Nose

SFSD Student Flu Shot Clinics

October 3, 2018 at Lincoln High School, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

October 4, 2018 at Whittier Middle School, from 8:30 to 10:00 am

October 5, 2018 at New Tech High, from 7:15 to 9:30 am

October 8, 2018 at Axtell Park, (time TBD)

October 10, 2018 at Washington High School, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

October 11, 2018 at Edison Middle School, from 8:30 to 10:00 am

October 16, 2018 at George McGovern Middle School, from 8:30 to 10:00 am

October 17, 2018 at Roosevelt High School, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

October 18, 2018 at Memorial Middle School, from 8:30 to 10:00 am

October 19, 2018 at Patrick Henry Middle School, from 8:00 to 10:00 am

Read more: 2018 Flu Season Information


Bus with Kids Boarding

Number one: Help us keep buses safe by following the law and do not pass a school bus with red lights flashing. "FLASHING RED means KIDS AHEAD"!

Pre-warning “amber” lights are activated at least 300 to 500 feet before stopping. When the “amber” lights flash, you should immediately prepare to stop your vehicle.
Remember these rules for the “type of road” you meet a bus on:

  1. Any 3 lane or less road, drivers from all directions “must STOP” when the bus has the red lights flashing.
  2. Any 4 lane or more road, drivers traveling in the SAME direction as the bus need to stop behind the bus, when you see the red lights flashing.
  3. Any 4 lane or more road, drivers traveling in the OPPOSITE direction as the bus do not need to stop when you see the red lights flashing.

We need your help to keep students safe when they cross streets.
Leave plenty of room around school buses in traffic and be mindful that buses are required to stop at all train crossings.

Start and Dismissal Times

Elementary Schools

School Start Time Dismissal
All City 8:00 am 3:15 pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri.)
1:00pm (Wednesday)
Anne Sullivan 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Challenge Center 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Cleveland 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Discovery 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Elementary Immersion Center 8:00 am 2:30 pm
Eugene Field A+ 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Garfield 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Harvey Dunn 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Hawthorne 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Hayward 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Horace Mann 8:00 am 1:45 pm
John F. Kennedy 7:50 am 2:35 pm
John Harris 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Laura B. Anderson 7:55 am 2:45 pm
Laura Wilder 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Lowell 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Oscar Howe 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Renberg 8:00 am 2:45 pm
R.F. Pettigrew 8:10 am 2:55 pm
Robert Frost 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Rosa Parks 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Sonia Sotomayor 7:52 am 2:45 pm
Susan B. Anthony 8:00 am 2:45 pm
Terry Redlin 8:00 am 2:45 pm

School Supply Lists

Back-to-school sales are in full swing at stores throughout Sioux Falls! So if you want to stay ahead of the rush, click the link below for the complete lists of school supplies for every grade K-12! Also check your school's page for additional supply lists.

Envision: Back to School

It may still be July, but if you've been in any local stores, you know back-to-school sales have been featured for weeks. Here's why it's not too early to be thinking about the first day of school for 2018-19.

Help Us Welcome Allison Struck

Allison Struck

Allison Struck brings passion for education, as well as valuable work experience, to her role as the first, full-time executive director of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation. She begins her duties today (July 16).

Struck previously worked as a program manager and coordinator at Feeding South Dakota, a highly regarded, statewide, hunger relief organization that has its headquarters in Sioux Falls.
She has had close ties to education throughout her life, and she is a proud graduate of public schools. “This position was a natural fit for me,” she said. “I’m really excited and looking forward to the opportunities we have.”

The Education Foundation champions the cause of teachers and students throughout the School District by raising money for innovative teaching projects not funded by tax dollars. The organization also provides grants to first-time teachers to help them buy classroom supplies.

The recent hiring of Struck represents a significant milestone for the Education Foundation, which is governed by a Board comprised of volunteers. In recent years, the Board has been assisted by part-time employees that have helped coordinate business matters and promote the organization. However, Board members have been planning for years to hire an executive directive. The goal is to raise more money for grants to help more students and more teachers in the steadily growing school system.

Read more: Help Us Welcome Allison Struck

Envision: Preschool

Dr. Maher discusses this important step in the education of students and some options available to parents in Sioux Falls.

Envision: Facilities Next Steps

Now that the community survey results have been analyzed, what are the next steps for the School Board in the facilities planning process? Dr. Maher explains.

Envision: Survey Results

Dr. Maher discusses the recently released results of a community-wide survey on facilities needs for the future.

Survey Results Indicate Community Supports Facility Recommendations


The Sioux Falls School District asked for your input about facility needs for the future and the community responded! Nearly 3,700 residents (3.686) answered questions via an online survey about their satisfaction with Sioux Falls Public Schools and the proposal to issue up to $190 Million in bonds to accommodate growing enrollments.

A good cross-section of the community responded to the 17-questions asked by The Donovan Group, a Wisconsin-based community engagement firm who orchestrated the survey and presented the results to school board members at their work session on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Read more: Survey Results Indicate Community Supports Facility Recommendations

Community Survey

Sioux Falls School District Logo

Data collection for the community survey regarding future facility needs has ended. However, there is still time to voice your opinions by calling or emailing school board members. This link will take you to a page where you can find contact information for Board members. Thank you for your interest in this important community conversation.

Proposed Facilities Costs

After multiple community input sessions and two months of public Task Force meetings, a recommendation was submitted to the School Board for a facilities plan encompassing $190 million of new schools, updates to older buildings, and investment in the city's core. But what does this mean for YOU? Dr. Maher explains.