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December28

IRS extends 2018 due dates issuing health coverage forms

The IRS recently announced (12/22) it has extended the 2018 due date for certain entities to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals.   Insurers, self-insuring employers, other coverage providers and applicable large employers now have until March 2, 2018, to provide Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to individuals, which is an automatic 30-day extension
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December23

Email scam targeting school districts

Recently, the IRS has been issuing warnings about an email scam, which in the past year affected hundreds of employers and tens of thousands of employees, targeting school districts’ payroll and business offices.   Scammers send a payroll or HR employee an email that appears to come from the superintendent or other administrator within the
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December22

Collections well below projections in latest revenue report

South Dakota’s avoided the worst of winter’s coldest weather, thus far, but the state’s revenue collection last month was below zero, per se.   November’s reported revenue collections came in lower than any other month thus far in fiscal year 2018 with actual collections coming in nearly $17 million lower than the projection adopted by
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December21

School Board Members: Take the NSBA Survey

School board members, your national association is asking for your input on how they can better support boards.   To improve advocacy for school board members and public education, the National School Board Association is seeking responses for their new NSBA Survey (click the link to take the survey).     The survey, which will
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December07

Declining revenue collection results in no proposed inflationary increase for K-12

Due declining revenue in South Dakota, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed no inflationary increase for K-12 education for fiscal year 2019 during his budget address on Tuesday (12/5).   “I cannot recommend inflationary increases, at all,” Gov. Daugaard said, adding that funding for education for the 2018-19 school year will be “tied to increasing student enrollment”
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December06

Appropriators weigh in on waivers

Appropriators weighed in on the waivers received by school districts who did not meet one or both school finance accountability targets.   At Tuesday’s (12/5) legislative Joint Appropriations Committee meeting, appropriators unanimously approved 15 outright and 14 conditional waivers previously granted by the School Finance Accountability Board.   The mandates, which required 85 percent of the total state
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December05

2018 Election Workshop webinars

The Election Workshop webinar schedule for 2018 is set.   The Secretary of State’s office, Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the South Dakota Municipal League will co-sponsor four FREE workshop webinars in 2018.   The FREE Election Workshop webinars will span four different days in January and March; each covering a different topics. There will be two separate webinar
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December05

Secretary Schopp: Four Decades Serving Public Education

Next week South Dakota will bid farewell to a staple in education in the state.   After four decades serving public education South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp is set to retire with her final day in the department on Friday, December 15.   “We’re going to miss working with and alongside Secretary Schopp,”
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December04

ASBSD Protective Trust providing Work Comp members AED units

ASBSD and the ASBSD Protective Trust continually strive to be the leader in school risk and as such member districts and education co-ops in the workers’ compensation fund will be granted a Zoll AED Plus free of charge!   “We believe this is a great investment in our school districts,” ASBSD CFO and ASBPT Director
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December01

SafeSchools testimonials and December’s School Safety Matters newsletter

SafeSchools’ latest School Safety Newsletter is now available.   Give the December edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter links to a newer SafeSchools course on Communication Skills and Style, shares information on Human Trafficking Awareness and much more with readers.     For a slightly more than a year, ASBSD
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