In its recent budget release, the Sioux Falls School District is set for the next fiscal year with a $300M budget. Just ahead of the 2022-2023 school year over 200 new teachers join the district.

Sioux Falls, like many cities, has seen a steady decline in prospective teachers entering the profession, according to

The teacher shortage across the country is relative to the pilot shortage, the food service industry, and many other professions due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.

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Dozens of South Dakota teacher openings are in special education and elementary school positions.

In some bigger metropolitan areas schools, they have decided to temporarily switch to virtual learning with some teachers who usually teach history now covering physics.

The Washington Post on Wednesday reported that Texas is witching to four-day weeks this fall. Florida is putting out the call to veterans with no teaching background to enter classrooms. And, in Arizona students may have a college student leading their class.

Parents who have concerns about their kid's teachers should contact the South Dakota Department of Education.

Teachers aren't the only big need in education. Filling bus driver positions has also put a burden on schools. School Bus Inc. is in search of what they call heroes to become full or part-time bus drivers.


12 Businesses That Would Do Great in Sioux Falls' Abandoned Gordmans Building

For thirty years the people of Sioux Falls saw the sign for Gordmans off-price department store across the parking lot from the Empire Mall.

In September of 2020, the store closed for its final time. Since then the building has sat empty, something that doesn't happen too often in Sioux Falls.

We were wondering what people in Sioux Falls would like to see take over the space. Some folks wanted their Gordmans back. It was a great place to find deals on clothing. But, all the Gordmans are gone, so that's a no-go.

And since we've gotten our Chick Fil A and Chipotle, the city is primed for another thing to line up for.

8 Things You Should Never Buy At A South Dakota Garage Sale

South Dakotans love garage sales. I like saving money as much as the next guy. But there are just some things you should buy new and never purchase at a garage sale.

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