Sioux Falls School District, South Dakota

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Sioux Falls School District is a school district in South Dakota.


The Sioux Falls School District's budget is published on its website.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $138,348,046 73.5% $6,850,057 3.6% $19,085,726 10.1% $13,114,198 7% $10,774,357 5.7% $188,172,384
Averages: $138,348,046 74% $6,850,057 4% $19,085,726 10% $13,114,198 7% $10,774,357 6% $188,172,384

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of South Dakota school district websites

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The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are posted.[2]
    • Checkbook register information is available.[3]
    • Budgets are archived dating back to 2002-2003 school year.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with phone numbers on department pages.
    • The Staff directory lists all employees and their contact information, including personalized emails.[4]
  • Elected Officials
    • School board members are listed with contact information.[5]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, minutes, and most recent agenda posted.[6][7][8]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[9]
  • Contracts
    • Bidding information and currents bid are posted.[10]
    • Pay schedules are posted for the administrative officials, teachers, and non-teaching employees.[11]
    • Vendor contracts are available in the Minutes from Previous Meetings section.[12]
  • Background Checks
    • Information is available regarding background checks.[13]
  • Academic reports
    • Under School Board, Reports one can find a series of academic performance reports.[14]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down in the budget reports by local, state and federal funding.[15]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the Business Manager. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[16]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Archived agendas are not available for the past three years.
  • Contracts

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