Press Release - Sutton Hears from Educators on Back to School Town Hall Call

BURKE, SD - Senator Billie Sutton, candidate for South Dakota governor, hosted a Back to School Town Hall Call last night with educators from around the state to discuss the opportunities education provides our next generation.

Over 60 educators signed up to join the call and submitted questions ranging from topics like the school funding formula, teacher pay, opportunities for students in rural schools, and the rising costs of higher education. Sutton answered questions, shared his “Education for the Next Generation” plan with the educators, and listened to their feedback.

On the call, Sutton told educators of his vision for education in South Dakota, “Starting in early childhood and throughout their adult lives, South Dakotans deserve world-class educational opportunities to ensure bright futures for our state and its families. Education, at every level, is an investment in our future.”

Sutton felt it important to host the Back to School Town Hall Call because his opportunity to address educators in a debate in early August was cancelled after Congresswoman Noem declined to participate.

Billie Sutton is a rancher, financial professional at a small community bank, State Senator, former professional rodeo cowboy, fifth-generation South Dakotan, and candidate for Governor.