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October23

Funding recommendations expected at next Task Force meeting

The finish line is within reach for the Blue Ribbon Task Force.   Sen Deb Soholt, a Co-Chair of the Task Force, said on the most recent episode of SDPB’s South Dakota Focus, which also featured ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany, Burk Superintendent Erik Person and SDEA President Mary McCorkle, the Oct. 29 meeting would
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October20

S.D. Supreme Court rules on work comp case

On May 6, 2015, the South Dakota Supreme Court issued its decision in a worker’s compensation case titled: Wheeler v Cinna Bakers, Inc., 2015 SD 25.   Wheeler was an employee of Cinna Bakers (Cinnabon at the Empire Mall), but was concurrently employed at a convenience store, as well as a casino in order for
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October19

School law questions will be answered at the School Law Seminars

School law questions will be answered at this fall’s School Law Seminars.   The School Law Seminars will feature a 90-minute bonus session on Tuesday night exploring the dynamic relationships between board members and between the board and the superintendent and a full-day Wednesday session covering transgender students and employees, Title IX, parent and public
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October18

Input needed at Region Meetings

School board members and administrators your input is needed at the ASBSD Region Meetings where many legislative topics will be discussed.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will stop at nine locations across South Dakota to discuss potential legislation for the 2016 session and gather feedback ASBSD’s legislative platform (download drafts of our Standing Positions and Resolutions).
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October17

Save the date for the 2015 S.D. Indian Education Summit

Save the date for the 2015 South Dakota Indian Education Summit on November 1-3 at the Ramkota Conference Center in Pierre.   The 12th Annual IES will cover preschool through postsecondary education topics and review ways to raise academic achievement and graduation rates.     For more information about IES visit http://indianeducation.sd.gov/summit.aspx.   Cost to
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October16

2015 Election Workshops scheduled

Three area election workshops are scheduled this fall to assist election officers in conducting elections.   The Secretary of State’s office, Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the South Dakota Municipal League will again co-sponsor workshops covering all aspects of elections – from notices to the final canvass – including question-and-answer sessions.   Municipal finance officers and
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October09

New ed. funding model discussed by Task Force

Coming off discussion on potential solutions to the teacher shortage, the Blue Ribbon Task Force got a first glance at a possible funding model that would funnel additional dollars to teachers at their October 1st meeting.   S.D. Department of Education CFO Tami Darnall presented a teacher based funding model, which was broached at the
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October07

Participate in upcoming p-Card webinars

For 2015, 21 South Dakota school districts and co-ops are participating in the P-Card program and the program is projected to generate over $50,000 in rebates for those districts.   If your district is not utilizing p-Card find out how your district can earn rebates and reduce the work load in the office by joining the
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