South Dakota lawmakers upset over school laptop dollars

Key South Dakota state lawmakers are upset that Gov. Mike Rounds extended a controversial plan to put laptop computers in schools after the Legislature decided earlier this year not to pay for the program, the Argus Leader reports. The Rounds administration announced last week that it would use $770,000 left over from a settlement with Citibank to expand the Classroom Connections initiative to 15 more schools. But administration officials in January–during the Education Department’s budget hearing–said the Citibank fund was out of money. Now, lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle want to know how money is shifting around. They also are disturbed by the appearance that the governor is ignoring the will of the Legislature…

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