South Dakota
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identifies school health and physical education (HPE) as part of a student’s well-rounded education, giving every HPE teacher an opportunity to elevate their program and gain support from their school and local community. ESSA requires broad stakeholder engagement in order to implement comprehensive and effective state and school district plans. Key contacts and stakeholder groups from your state are listed below. 

Key Contacts
SHAPE South Dakota- state association for HPE
Karen Keyser
, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 605-220-6453
Larissa Skjonsberg, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 605-773-3737
Sue Alverson, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 605-256-5740

South Dakota State Department of Education
ESSA Information 
South Dakota Department of Education 
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
South Dakota School Administrators
South Dakota Elementary School Principals
South Dakota Secondary School Principals
South Dakota ASCD
Governor Dennis Daugaard

UPDATED 5/09/2018
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