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November25

MBC Task Force favors one bill draft, sets meeting to review another

Members of the Minor Boundary Task Force met this month (November) for the fourth time to recommend proposed legislation, discuss additional proposals and review their final report.   Task Force members reviewed draft legislation and public comments received since their August meeting on the proposed legislation to change the process by which a school district
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November23

Delegates set direction for 2016 legislative session

South Dakota’s first major dose of winter weather didn’t keep 64 school board members from making the trip to Pierre for the 2015 ASBSD Delegate Assembly.   “As board members, you are here today because you are part of a powerful grassroots advocacy network,” ASBSD President Eric Stroeder said. “Your commitment to provide the best
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November18

New formula, funding area recommendations from Task Force

Blue Ribbon Task Force members recently submitted a report to Gov. Dennis Daugaard that detailed the group’s findings on South Dakota’s teacher pipeline, their recommendations for adjusting the state aid formula, suggested changes to different school funding areas and a timeline for implementation.   Task Force members told Gov. Daugaard that “at least $75 million
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November16

ASBSD Board of Directors meeting agenda – November, 2015

Below you will find the meeting agenda for the ASBSD Board of Directors meeting being held in Pierre, SD on Thursday, November 19. A PDF version of the agenda can be downloaded on the Publications & Forms page.   ASBSD Board of Directors Meeting Ramkota RiverCentre, 12:00 p.m. (CST), Pierre, SD   1.Call to Order – President Eric
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November16

Task Force report talks up need for new revenue

Two weeks after their final meeting, members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force reported to Gov. Dennis Daugaard that new money is needed to help cure the teacher shortage ailment in South Dakota.   Among the recommendations (click here to read about additional suggestions) reported, none may be bigger than the group’s recurrent referral to
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November15

Appoint your district’s rep for the 2015 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics.   ASBSD member districts need to be represented at Delegate Assembly to vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which dictate the legislative direction of the association.   Click
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November14

Brush up on Collective Bargaining essentials at ASBSD seminars

Join the discussion on the negotiation process between school boards and district employees at ASBSD’s Collective Bargaining Seminars.   The 2016 Collective Bargaining Seminars will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on: Saturday, Jan.9 in Chamberlain at Cedar Shore Resort (1500 Shoreline Drive) Saturday, Jan. 16 in Rapid City at the Ramkota Hotel &
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November10

Howard School Board Pres. set to join ASBSD Board

A veteran member of the Howard School Board is set to join the ASBSD Board of Directors.   Rick Olson, President of the Howard School Board, was recently appointed by ASBSD President Eric Stroeder to serve as the ASBSD Board of Director’s representative for the Southeast Region’s 266-699 enrollment category.   A 15-year member of
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November06

Blue Ribbon Task Force concludes study

The Blue Ribbon Task Force met for the final time last month (Oct. 29) to debate and confer on the final recommendations to put in their report to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, which is due to him by Dec. 1, on the group’s findings.   The Task Force’s final stances on the many funding topics reviewed
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November02

Updates made to ASBSD’s legislative direction

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved changes to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly
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