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Sioux Falls parents give schools report card


Sioux Falls, SD (KELO-AM) Sioux Falls schools have gotten a real good report card in a new survey of hundreds of parents. Nearly 90 percent give the schools an 'A' or 'B' for overall quality. School Board President Doug Morrison says Sioux Falls has the best teachers in the country and this is a recognition of that.

While overall the schools get high marks, only 44 percent of parents think the district is doing a good job involving parents in the schools. Morrison says the board will drill down on that and try to come up with ways to improve parental involvement.

On another issue, Morrision says it turns out that kids in middle school have been reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance all along, but that the written policy was not clear. The Board is clarifying the written policy to reflect the reality.There was some concern that the Pledge was being recited only in elementary school..