Lori Simon

Jul 25 - 31: Back To School & Meet More Candidates

Jul 31, 2020
SDPB

In this week's In the Moment Podcast, we take a look at what "back to school" will look like in 2020, and meet more of the candidates looking for your vote.

Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

In The Moment … July 27, 2020 Show 867 Hour 2

This is typically an exciting time for families planning the return to school. The stores might be stocked with school supplies; kids and parents choose everything from activities to what to wear on the first day. This year, they might be choosing whether to go into the building at all. This week we begin our look at Back to School 2020. Lori Simon is superintendent of the Rapid City Area Schools. 

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The South Dakota Board of Education Standards unanimously approves changes to the state’s high school graduation requirements after a public hearing in Pierre. The changes allow students more flexibility without changing the number of credits required for a diploma. 

The changes include three endorsements that can be added to a student’s high school transcript. Each endorsement requires particular courses to fulfill existing credit requirements, but students don’t need to choose an endorsement in order to receive a basic high school diploma.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 22, 2017 Show 161 Hour 2

The school supplies fly off the shelves, and the bulletin boards are stapled in place. Lori Simon is superintendent of the Rapid City School District. She joins us to talk about the districts new strategic plan.

Kobee Stadler is the new Visitor Services Program Manager at Custer State Park and Lydia Austin is the Interpretive Programs Manager. From the annual buffalo roundup to a new children’s center, they join us today for a look at what's ahead in Custer State Park.

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A panel of community members can soon weigh in on work happening in Rapid City Schools. People can apply to be part of a community advisory council. The group will meet once a month to discuss issues related to education in a broad context.

Rapid City Area Schools superintendent Lori Simon says she’s been talking about a community advisory board since she interviewed for the district’s top job. Simon says people who live and work in the community have ideas and perspectives to contribute.

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The superintendent of Rapid City Area Schools says the district needs a strong strategic plan. Lori Simon says education leaders are working to develop the plan to give direction and establish the district’s priorities.

"It gets everybody in the district working on the same page toward common goals," Simon says. "A strong strategic plan that you keep alive and working really guides decision-making as well as drives the alignment of actions and resources across the district."

New Rapid City Superintendent Of Schools Dr. Lori Simon

Sep 29, 2016
Charles Michael Ray

Dr. Lori Simon Rapid City’s Superintendent of Schools is finishing up her first 100 days in her new position.   Simon took part in the Morning Fill Up conversation with Matt Ehlman at the Garage in Rapid City on Thursday.  SDPB captured audio of the conversation.  You can hear it by clicking play below.