Superintendent Brian Maher

Sioux Falls School District

The state’s largest school district is creating a plan in the event schools stay closed beyond this week. The Sioux Falls School District is also continuing to provide meals for students.

Sioux Falls Superintendent Brian Maher says the district’s primary role is the development of students.

“But right now our role has changed from an academic responsibility to a social responsibility,” he says.

Maher says this week’s closure may only be the beginning, and he encourages families to come up with a plan in the event of an extended school absence.

Jackie Hendry

Less than a year after Sioux Falls voters approved a $190-million bond for three new schools, the district breaks ground on its new high school. Thomas Jefferson High School is set to open in time for the 2021 school year. City and district leaders say the occasion marks growth not just for Sioux Falls, but for the entire state. 

Jackie Hendry

After overwhelming approval from voters, the Sioux Falls School District is moving forward with plans funded by a $190 million dollar bond. Those plans include building new facilities and improving existing ones. 

Sioux Falls School District

Sioux Falls School District Superintendent Brian Maher is calling Thursday’s threat against Roosevelt High School an act of “cyber-terrorism.”  An e-mail sent to local businesses alluded to a shooting at the high school, prompting law enforcement to post additional officers in the area. Officials are calling the threat a hoax. 

Superintendent Maher says he was attending a meeting at Roosevelt High School when law enforcement alerted school officials of the threat. He says investigators now believe students were not in immediate danger.