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September24

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2017 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.   Delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2018 legislative session.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for
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September24

Share your thoughts with ASBSD at our region meetings

Share your thoughts on the issues surrounding public education and ASBSD at a 2017 Fall Region Meeting.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will visit 12 locations across South Dakota to discuss potential legislation for the 2018 session and gather feedback on ASBSD’s legislative platform (download drafts of our Resolutions and Standing Positions), as well
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September23

Review ASBSD’s updated legislative positions before 2017 Delegate Assembly

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved amendments, additions and deletions to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions, which were recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions set the legislative direction of ASBSD and are set to be voted on by member
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September23

Join the best minds in school law at our seminars

Join the best minds in school law at three locations across South Dakota this fall to get your legal questions answered.   ASBSD and COSA will host School Law Seminars featuring a 90-minute session on Tuesday night discussing student related issues and a full-day Wednesday session covering criminal background checks, the conflict of interest law, opt-outs,
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September22

Opportunity to submit a resolution for the 2017 Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions set the legislative direction of the association.   Download the resolutions and standing positions here.   As member districts, you have the opportunity to vote on the resolutions and standing positions each year at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 17.     Before Delegate Assembly, your district also has the opportunity
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September21

ASBSD Board starts new year at August meeting

The ASBSD Board ushered in a new year at their August meeting, which was held just before the 2017 ASBSD-SASD Convention.   Todd Thoelke, Sioux Falls School Board Member, took the reigns as president with the passing of the gavel from Anita Peterson, Haakon School Board Member. Read about it here.     Along with the
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September20

Free identity protection for health fund members

With the Equifax data breach being the largest cyber-attack in history, it’s a good time to remind school districts participating in South Dakota School District Benefits Fund members that their Wellmark health benefits coverage keeps them safe, secure and protected from more than the cost of health care.   By being a member of SDSDBF,
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September18

Download the 2017-18 Emergency School Bus Pact

ASBSD has continued its coordinating role for the Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact between school districts, which operates in the event a bus traveling outside of its home district fails and is in need of assistance.   ASBSD has collected and supplied a list of emergency phone numbers for the cooperating districts so they
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September11

Peterson passes gavel to Thoelke

ASBSD’s gavel was passed at last month’s Board of Directors meeting.   Anita Peterson, Haakon School Board Member, completed her year-long term as a ASBSD President by passing the gavel to Sioux Falls School Board Member Todd Thoelke.     “I’ve really treasured the opportunity to be (ASBSD) President,” Peterson said. “It’s been quite a
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September10

Good News Bulletin website up and running

ASBSD’s The Good News Bulletin website is up and running and ready to publish your district’s good news stories year-round.   ASBSD has been proud to publish The Good News Bulletin as our way of highlighting some of the stories that illustrate the many different avenues of achievement and success in our schools for the
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