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April30

QZAB deadline May 12

Eligible South Dakota public school districts can apply for bond authorizations used for rehabilitating public school facilities and to provide equipment, instructional materials and professional development for teachers.   The South Dakota Department of Education has indicated the state has approximately $1.8 million available in Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs). Schools may apply for bond
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April29

2017’s Best and Brightest Honored for Academic Excellence

The best and brightest from the Class of 2017 were honored for their academic achievements at the 27th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday (4/24).   In conjunction with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota invited more than 200 students, who were identified as the top one percent of
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April28

Revenue collection remains major issue

Since the start of 2017 revenue reports have not been rosy.   That tepid trend continued during the April meeting of the legislature’s Executive Board. S.D. Legislative Research Council Fiscal Analyst Jeff Mehlhaff informed board members the state’s general fund revenue is down $3 million from “where we anticipated being” based on the restructured revenue estimates
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April26

ASBSD Board meets in Rapid City

ASBSD’s Board of Directors convened in Rapid City recently for their second meeting of 2017.   Board members were treated to a presentation by students and staff of the Ateyapi Mentoring Program. The program is led by American Indian mentors who are drug and alcohol free, and knowledgeable about Lakota culture.     Traditional Lakota
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April18

Free webinars covering SafeSchools courses

ASBSD and SafeSchools invite you to an informative webinar session to learn how you can access hundreds of school focused courses for your district at no charge!   SafeSchools Training, which partnered with ASBSD last fall to bring all member districts access to a market-leading training system, is a web-based training and compliance system designed
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April17

Revenue collection remains behind in South Dakota

Revenue in South Dakota is not on the rise.   A recently released report by the South Dakota Bureau of Finance and Management noted general fund collections for fiscal year 2017 remain lower than expected; even after estimates were recalculated and adopted by the legislature.   Collections in March came in nearly $4 million lower
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April15

ASBSD Board of Directors meeting agenda – April, 2017

Below you will find the meeting agenda for the ASBSD Board of Directors meeting being held in Pierre, SD on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. A PDF version of the agenda can be downloaded on the Publications & Forms page.   ASBSD Board of Directors Meeting Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza Hotel, 12:30 p.m. (MST), Rapid City, SD  
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April11

A guide for new board members and candidates

ASBSD’s guide will prepare new, current and potential school board candidates for their role on the board.   ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randy Royer has revised and updated a brief video guide (and printable presentation) to share with new, current and potential school board members.   “The updated guide outlines steps for interested individuals in becoming
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April02

Apply for the Voya Unsung Heroes grant

Associated School Board’s Protective Trust invites school districts to apply for the Voya Unsung Heroes grant.   Voya Financial partners with ASBPT to provide our members life insurance and has provided nearly $5 million in awarded grants in the past two decades.     Review and complete the online application here.   Grants are given to K-12
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April01

Latest School Safety Matters Newsletter

SafeSchools’ School Safety Newsletter for April is now available.   Give the latest edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   April’s newsletter focuses on a district’s role in child abuse prevention, a safety alert on a social media app causing concern, SafeSchools’ Accident Tracking system, new online Paraeducator Training and much more.    
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