SIOUX FALLS -— A South Dakota school superintendents group wants the state teachers union to end its petition drive to refer Gov. Dennis Daugaard's education reform law to voters.
The state School Superintendents Association wants the South Dakota Education Association to instead focus its efforts on supporting a ballot measure that would increase the state sales tax, with half of the money going to schools.
Superintendents Association President Roger DeGroot says most superintendents oppose Daugaard's education reform law. But he tells the Argus Leader newspaper (http://argusne.ws/I6BQN9) that schools need the $90 million the sales tax increase would generate.
Both issues would appear on the same November ballot if the teachers union petition drive succeeds.