South Dakota Department of Education

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South Dakota Department of Education
Agency overview
Jurisdiction South Dakota
Headquarters Pierre, South Dakota
Annual budget $661,616,636 (2011)
Agency executive Dr. Melody Schopp, Secretary of Education
Parent agency State of South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Education is the state education agency of South Dakota. It is headquartered in Pierre.[1]

South Dakota is one of three states that opted to continue to buy ground meat containing finely textured beef as an additive for its school lunches.[2]


  1. ^ Home page. South Dakota Department of Education. Retrieved on September 10, 2009.
  2. ^ Most schools opt out of "pink slime" in lunches, USDA says, CBS News, June 5, 2012, June 9, 2012 access date

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