USD, SDSU and more to see major building projects after 2022 session

It was another busy legislative session the last three months, with topics ranging from marijuana, critical race theory, impeachment, lasting effects of COVID-19 and more.

Hundreds of bills touched on education, and dozens of those related to building projects in higher education, technical education and even with the Department of Education.

Support for the public higher education system amounted to approximately $288 million from all fund sources, the Board of Regents reported, with $61 million in general fund support, $60 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, and $166 million in other fund authority.

More:Education is a hot topic in South Dakota this Legislative session. Here’s what bills we’re watching.

Seven bills introduced on behalf of the Board Regents passed. Here’s what will go to each campus, everywhere from Spearfish to Sioux Falls:

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Black Hills State University

Health sciences addition at Black Hills State University-Rapid City: $15 million total

As laid out in Senate Bill 43, this will authorize the Board of Regents to contract for the planning, site preparation, renovation, furnishing, equipping and construction of a health sciences center at the Rapid City campus. This will facilitate consolidation of nursing education in West River at a single site.

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