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The state Department of Education is funding new grants for technical education

The state Department of Education has awarded $6.4 million to school districts to promote technical education programming.

A total of 36 grants were awarded to districts large and small in every corner of the state.

The funding will deliver programs to help students navigate a career in the trades, with a focus on employability skills and modern technical tools.

Recipients of the grants include:

  • Aberdeen Catholic Schools, $116,848.00;
  • Aberdeen School District, $240,085.48;
  • Baltic School District, $218,806.31;
  • Brandon Valley School District, $221,683.81;
  • Bridgewater-Emery, $122,011.14;
  • Custer School District, $226,875.35;
  • Deuel School District, $50,773.00;
  • Douglas School District, $243,744.00;
  • Eagle Butte School District, $222,924.72;
  • Elk Point – Jefferson School District, $214,151.20;
  • Faith School District, $228,987.96;
  • Faulkton School District, $218,575.33;
  • Freeman School District, $240,194.35;
  • Groton School District, $244,871.00;
  • Hanson School District, $141,000.00;
  • Harrisburg School District, $199,678.72;
  • Irene-Wakonda School District, $67,649.73;
  • Kadoka School District, $123,347.56;
  • Lake Preston School District, $54,220.36;
  • Madison School District, $179,829.10;
  • McIntosh School District, $106,384.33;
  • Menno School District, $208,736.00;
  • Mobridge-Pollock School District, $105,624.00;
  • Oglala Lakota School District, $206,150.00;
  • Parkston School District, $174,075.10;
  • Rapid City Area Schools, $248,046.18;
  • Rosholt School District, $86,738.36;
  • Spearfish School District, $243,080.32;
  • Stanley County School District, $245,827.26;
  • Vermillion School District, $219,618.01;
  • Wall School District, $250,000.00;
  • Warner School District, $159,200.00;
  • Webster Area School District, $217,695.00;
  • West Central School District, $108,615.82;
  • Wilmot School District, $136,918.52; And
  • Wolsey-Wessington School District, $117,700.81