The Sioux Falls School District values its ongoing partnership with community stakeholders as it seeks to meet its mission “to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.” As the city continues to flourish as a vibrant economic engine, so too are those successes resulting in an increasing enrollment in the public schools.

As part of the Strategic Plan, the District is seeking feedback from all stakeholders regarding future facility needs. Through a series of careful steps and trust-building strategies that include extensive community feedback, this page will serve an “electronic filing cabinet” for all documents related to the District’s facility planning discussions. District leaders are committed to a transparent process that is both fiscally responsible and meets the future growth needs of the Sioux Falls School District.

 

School Board Work Session February 8, 2018

Because all stakeholders groups are important to the Sioux Falls School District, Superintendent Brian Maher meets quarterly with students from each high school to engage in conversations about everything from the school calendar to semester tests to curriculum. At a recent Student Forum, Dr. Maher asked about school facilities and the students’ perspective about how plan for ongoing increases in enrollment. After hearing their thoughtful input, Dr. Maher invited students to the Board Work Session on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 to offer their thoughts to the School Board. The following link contains a 40-minute Q & A with students:

 

Task Force Update March 26, 2018

On Monday, March 26, 2018, the School Board confirmed the slate of community members, students and interested taxpayers to serve on the Task Force that will make recommendations the Board regarding increasing enrollment and future facilities needs. The Task Force will meet at the Instructional Planning Center, 201 E. 38th St. from 5:30-8:00pm on the following dates:

  • Monday, April 16
  • Monday, April 30
  • Wednesday, May 16
  • Wednesday, May 30

The Task Force meetings are open to the public.

 

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