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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