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November09

Revenue figures dip in October

South Dakota grabbed a rebound in revenue numbers in September, but saw the figures tipped out of bounds in October.   October’s revenue figures came in nearly $5.6 million lower than the figure set by legislative projections adopted earlier this year. October’s loss comes on the heels of last month’s $3.5 million uptick on projections.
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November07

Kirkegaard tabbed as next Education Secretary by Gov.

Meade Superintendent Don Kirkegaard was appointed to serve as South Dakota Secretary of Education by Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently.   Kirkegaard will begin serving as Secretary of Education on Jan. 1, 2018; succeeding current Secretary Melody Schopp, who is retiring on December 15.   “We’re very happy for Don and look forward to working with
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November06

Appoint your district’s Legislative Action Network member

Advocating on behalf of our public school system is an important job and ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network (LAN) steps up to take on that task.   With the 2018 legislative session just two months away, we’re preparing for session by activating ASBSD LAN, which is designed to activate local school board members to communicate to legislators the
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November05

Five new schools join ASBSD’s Online Policy Community

ASBSD’s online policy services community added FIVE new members recently.   The Deuel, Dupree, Haakon, Lemmon and Sisseton School Districts joined 14 other South Dakota school districts in simplifying their school board policy process with help from ASBSD.   “The school board and administration wanted to revise existing policy to reflect current issues and legislation,”
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November04

SD EPSCoR grants available

South Dakota EPSCoR – Education/Workforce Development is looking for innovators in the area of career and technical education that would like to create or improve a program that allows students to explore STEM related disciplines.   SD EPSCoR will grant approximately $170,000 for applications submitted by school districts and educational service providers in South Dakota.
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November03

Tips to prevent bullying and suicide in schools in latest SafeSchools newsletter

The November edition of the SafeSchools’ School Safety Newsletter is now available.   Give the latest edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter shares tips to prevent bullying and suicide in schools, improving classroom safety and much more with readers.     ASBSD and SafeSchools have partnered to bring all member districts the opportunity
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November02

Suicide prevention training provided by ASBSD and SafeSchools

SafeSchools offers South Dakota school districts a one hour suicide awareness and prevention training course, which meets the state’s training requirement for the initial certificate and renewal certificate of a teacher, administrator or other educational professional.   The Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention training requirement comes from the passage of 2016’s Senate Bill 129, which establishes certain suicide awareness
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November01

Delegates: Join us at Delegate Assembly on Friday (Nov. 17)

District appointed Delegates should join fellow board members at ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly to help establish their state school board association’s legislative direction and share their 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, on Friday, November 17
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November01

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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