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January19

2018 ASBSD Legislative Day

ASBSD invites school board members and administrators from member districts to our 2018 Legislative Day on Tuesday, February 20.   ASBSD Legislative Day is a day of advocacy and action in support of public education and celebration of the service of our school board members as part of South Dakota School Board Recognition Week.   School board members and
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January19

2018 Legislative Cracker Barrels

Legislative Cracker Barrels in your area offer access to your local legislators, as well as the chance to hear their answers on a variety of legislative topics.   Below you will find a list of dates and locations of legislative cracker barrels being held throughout South Dakota that have been posted thus far.   Please
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January18

Senate Ed. comm. favors Kirkegaard appointment

Senate Education committee members voted to support the nomination of Don Kirkegaard to permanently fill the Secretary of Education position.   At Thursday’s confirmation hearing, committee members voted to support Kirkegaard’s appointment to the position by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, which was announced in November.   Kirkegaard previously served as Superintendent of the Meade School District
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January18

Committee supports Sly and Guffin state ed. board appointments

Two appointees surpassed their first legislative hurdle on their way to state board of education.   Former Rep. Jacqueline Sly and Aberdeen Superintendent Becky Guffin received supportive votes on Thursday (1/18) from the Senate Education Committee on their appointments by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to the South Dakota Board of Education Standards.   Both veterans of
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January18

LAN training webinar on Wednesday (1/24)

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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January17

Principals and superintendents discuss topics with House Ed.

A group of superintendents and principals discussed significant topics within and issues facing public schools with the House Education Committee on Wednesday (1/17).   Spearfish West Elementary Principal Nick Gottlob said school districts “focus on the elements we can control” but often deal with “children who are victims of crisis.”   “There’s only so many
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January17

State’s ESSA plan receives federal approval

The state’s plant to meet federal education policy requirements has been approved.   South Dakota’s state plan, which was submitted in September, for educating students under the Every Student Succeeds Act was recently approved by U.S. Department of Education.   “We’re very happy to see South Dakota’s ESSA plan receive federal approval,” ASBSD Executive Director
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January16

School district election info bill passes comm. and Senate

Education committee members and Senators passed a bill mandating the posting of specific school board and district election information.   On a 5-2 vote, Senate Education committee members passed Senate Bill 66, which requires school boards to post information related to school district elections within their board minutes. The bill also passed the Senate on
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January16

Work Comp fund distributes AED units to member districts

AED units granted free of charge to member districts and education co-ops in the ASB Workers’ Compensation Fund are being delivered!   ASBSD continually strives to be the leader in school risk and as such granted a Zoll AED Plus free of charge to Workers’ Compensation Fund members.   The Zoll AED Plus includes a
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January16

2018 School Board Recognition Week set for February 19-23

South Dakota School Board Recognition Week is the time to recognize the men and women who dedicated their time and energy to serving on your locally elected school board.   “School Board Recognition Week presents your district an opportunity to publicly thank the men and women who serve on your local board of education,” ASBSD
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