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July30

Around $9.9 million being transferred to state surplus

Final revenue figures for the 2014 fiscal year budget came in higher than the revised revenue projections adopted by the legislature during the 2014 session.   Jim Terwilliger of the S.D. Bureau of Finance and Management presented members of the interim Joint Committee Appropriations with an approximately $9.9 million surplus ($2.6 million in tax receipts
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July30

Capital Outlay reviewed by legis. interim work groups

Discussion about capital outlay got in-depth for the first time during the legislative interim.   The legislative planning committee – charged with completing a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components – and the Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force heard presentations on capital outlay at their latest meetings in July. S.D. Division of
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July29

ASBSD Board of Directors meeting agenda

Below you will find the meeting agenda for the ASBSD Board of Directors meeting being held in Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, August 6. A PDF version of the agenda can be downloaded on the Publications & Forms page.   ASBSD Board of Directors Meeting   Sioux Falls Convention Center – Room 6-7 – 12:00 Noon
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July29

Equalization of other revenue discussed

The Legislative Planning Committee charged with completing a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components learned of the potential affects equalization of the other revenue school districts receive could have on K-12 community.   Department of Education Director of Finance Tammy Darnall said the discussions of other revenue usually focus on utility, wind
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July27

Policy Alert: Administration of insulin

ASBSD Policy Alert will be your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy.   On July 28, 2014, new South Dakota Administrative Regulations (ARSD) will become effective. These new regulations allow school employees (other than school nurses) to be trained in the subcutaneous (under the skin) administration of insulin and
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July27

New to the board? Our workshops will help.

ASBSD’s New School Board Member workshops, which focus on the subjects from GAVEL’s School Board Governance training and help new school board members better understand their unique role in public education and public service, are set to begin in just a few weeks.   Join ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randall Royer as he introduces
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July19

Capital Outlay on agenda of Ag Land Task Force

The legislature’s Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force will hold a meeting next week (Tuesday, July 22) that could impact K-12 education.   The Task Force, made up of eight legislators and six other individuals, will hear a report from a summer work group concerning the capital outlay tax and other school
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July18

Concerns over teacher shortage on agenda of long-term study

The second meeting in a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components will be held on Monday (July 21).   Members of the legislative planning committee will hear testimony on the capital outlay fund, other revenue for school districts and about the teacher shortage in South Dakota schools.   SASD Executive Director Rob
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July18

Legislative panel set for Convention, still time to register

Come to the 2014 ASBSD-SASD Convention and “Stand Up 4 Education” with your fellow school board members and administrators.     This year’s Convention, scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday, August 7-8 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, will feature a panel discussion with four S.D. legislators on the future of education in South Dakota
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July17

I’m Matt, nice to meet you

Matt Flett became the Director of Associated School Boards Protective Trust at the start of the 2015 fiscal year.     By Matt Flett   July 1 marked the first time in 25 years that Malcolm McKillop would not start the fiscal year as Director of the Protective Trust.   As Malcolm ventures into retirement
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