School PD Requirements in South Dakota

What professional development requirements does a school in South Dakota need to meet?

The state requires that a school improvement plan be developed by each district. The improvement plan must include a professional development plan to ensure that all faculty are equipped to implement the school improvement plan. 

How do I get free clock hours for teachers in my school?

SD schools can enroll their teachers in Keeping Kids Safe, a free clock hour class. This free online PD course is a great introduction to recognizing and preventing human trafficking for educators.

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How do I contact the SD Department of Education?
Contact the South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3134


Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in South Dakota listed on this page are current as of August 26th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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