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South Dakota Definition of First Day of School, Initiative 3 (2006)

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The South Dakota Definition of First Day of School Initiative, also known as Initiative 3, was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in South Dakota as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited local school boards from establishing the start of the school year prior to the last day of August.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Initiative 3 (2006)
Defeatedd No185,12956.86%
Yes 140,487 43.14%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.


  • Save Our South Dakota Summers[3]

Campaign contributions

Donors to the campaign for the measure:[4]

  • Save Our South Dakota Summers: $16,552
  • Total: $16,552


  • Associated School Boards of South Dakota[5]

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