Addiction, Teacher Pay, Money In Pierre on VPU
Sen. Deb Peters, Supt. Bob Sittig, and Julie Schoolmeester of Face-it Together will be our guests on Viewpoint University today(Wednesday)
Sen. Peters is chair of the State Senate Appropriations Committee. Several important funding issues, including expansion of Medicaid are part of the discussion.
Bob Sittig is superintendent of schools in Baltic. He is serving as chair of the SD Association of School Officials this year. That group has released a report showing the challenges districts are facing finding and retaining qualified teachers.
Julie Schoolmeester with Face-it Together will discuss media coverage of the heroin death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and if that coverage helps or hurts efforts to deal with addiction issues.