Monday, March 29, 2010

Deaf Education Veto Upheld

South Dakota will not require its Education Department to set up programs to promote the education of children who are deaf or have hearing loss. State lawmakers upheld Governor Mike Rounds' veto of a bill that would have made that happen. While the South Dakota Senate voted 30-4 to override the veto, the House sided with the governor on a 33-34 vote. Rounds complained that the bill would have been too hard for school districts to accomplish because of funding shortages.