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Twelve districts streamlining school policy in 2017

Twelve South Dakota school districts are streamlining the school board policy process in 2017

 

By signing up for ASBSD’s Online Policy Services, Alcester-Hudson, Bennett County, Centerville, Edmunds Central, Elkton, Howard, Iroquois, Kimball, Leola, McIntosh, Miller and Tripp-Delmont, are in the process of electronically organizing their policy book.

 

“A year ago we decided we needed to completely review and revamp our school policy manual,” Kimball Superintendent Jeff Rieckman said.

 

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Kimball Superintendent Jeff Rieckman

 

“Working with ASBSD and their online policy services has made this project enjoyable and educational for the administration and the school board.”

 

Download the ASBSD Online Policy Services brochure here.

 

download our ASBSD Policy Services guide

 

Edmunds Central Superintendent Karen Fox called the policy service “one of the most useful tools we have ever used to conduct a comprehensive review of board policies.”

 

Districts on board with the Online Policy Service have the opportunity to edit current and add new policies in real time and can review those policies at any time through their district’s policy page.

 

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Edmunds Central Superintendent Karen Fox

 

“The format has allowed the board a plan determining the areas of most need and then provided the online guidance necessary to clean up, add and delete policies,” Fox said.

 

To begin using ASBSD’s Online Policy Service, there is a one-time set up fee of $1,000 and annual hosting fee which is based on your district’s enrollment:

  • Less Than 250 — $300
  • 251 to 500 — $600
  • 501 to 750 — $900
  • 751 to 1,000 — $1,200
  • 1,001 to 1,750 — $1,500
  • 1,751 to 2,500 — $1,800
  • 2,501 to 5,000 — $2,400
  • 5,001 to 7,500 — $3,000
  • 7,501 to 25,000 — $3,600
  • Over 25,000 — $4,300

New members receive ten hours of in-depth analysis and review of their current and future policies upon signing up.

 

“We have great discussion on each of the policies and make any changes we feel are necessary for our district,” Rieckman said.

 

In addition to instant access and editing capabilities, ASBSD’s Online Policy Service provides members the opportunity to search the policies of their fellow districts utilizing the online policy service and

 

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Miller Superintendent Dan Trefz

 

“It has helped us review our policy book with much more accuracy and efficiency,” Miller Superintendent Dan Trefz said of the online policy service.

 

Contact Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman at gkaufman@asbsd.org or 605-773-2513 if you would like additional information on how ASBSD’s Online Policy Services can streamline your district’s school board policy process.

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