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Priorities of the Coalition​

Priorities of the Coalition

The South Dakota Education Equity Coalition (SDEEC) has identified the following 5 Priority Areas of current focus. The priority areas have been identified based on community needs, member initiatives, and current projects in South Dakota. We welcome parents/guardians, educators, practitioners, advocates and community members to join us in this work.

Priority 1

Pass a school choice bill that focuses on the cultural and academic needs of Native American students in South Dakota.

Priority 2

Promote Indigenous education issues and educate policy makers, local leaders and community on those issues as they relate to education equity.

Priority 3

Statewide Title VI Indian Education Program compliance.

Priority 4

Support SD Office of Indian Education in advocating for the needs of Indigenous students as expressed by Oceti Sakowin students, families, and education practitioners.

Priority 5

Encourage, support and empower Title VI Parent Advisory Committees (PACs) and parents in their educational advocacy efforts on behalf of their children.