By Victoria Wicks
A gap in education services for children in treatment could be bridged if Senate Bill 158 continues toward approval.
The bill provides education funding for young people who have been placed in a residential treatment center by their parents.
Deb Bowman is Governor Dennis Daugaard’s senior advisor. She told the House Education Committee Wednesday that responsibility for funding education for children placed by parents has been a debate for a decade.
This year, a work group met over the summer and decided on a plan of action.