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July29

Policy Alert: National Motto posting

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).     By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services
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July29

Still time to register for the 2019 ASBSD-SASD Convention

There’s still time to register for the premier learning event for school board members and administrators.   “Don’t miss this opportunity to become more informed and equipped to be a leader in your community,” Woonsocket School Board Member Lisa Snedeker said. “The ASBSD and SASD Annual Convention is the best place in South Dakota to
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July28

Upcoming ASBSD workshops addressing board roles

Help yourself better understand your role as a school board member or as a school board president or both at any of the upcoming ASBSD workshops.   ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randall Royer will host Board Member Roles and Responsibilities Workshops AND School Board President Workshops at multiple locations across South Dakota in July
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July27

Policy Alert: Delinquent Student Fees, Fines and Charges

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).     By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services
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July26

Policy Alert: Elections, Background Checks and other sample policies amended

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).     By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services
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July25

Appropriators hear FY19 and 20 revenue reports

South Dakota finished Fiscal Year 2019 with a $19 million budget surplus, but some aspects of revenue collection underwhelmed, which could become a trend in Fiscal Year 2020.   Much of the $19 million surplus was a result of budget reversions from state departments with more than $17 million in reversions. Revenue collection came in
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July22

ASBSD seeking candidates for Leadership Development Director

ASBSD is seeking a highly qualified individual to lead the Association’s efforts in providing quality school board training and promote member services.   Our Leadership Development Director must be able to: Engage effectively with school board members and have the credibility and experience to train boards in effective boardsmanship; Understand the services ASBSD provides and
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July21

2019-20 Election Workshop In-Person Training and Webinars upcoming

One in-person election workshop and six webinar workshops – with two different times available – are scheduled to assist election officers in conducting elections for the 2019-20 school year.   The Secretary of State’s office, Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the South Dakota Municipal League will again co-sponsor workshops covering all aspects of elections – from notices to the
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July20

Aberdeen saves 40 Hours a year in meeting time with SafeSchools

The Aberdeen School District adopted the SafeSchools Online Training System in 2014 and has found one of the many benefits of the system is the staff meeting time that’s been trimmed each year.   Assistant Superintendent Camille Kaul estimates that SafeSchools Training has saved Aberdeen 40 hours a year in meeting time!   “SafeSchools Training
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July15

Royer announces retirement

After six years and hundreds of board members trained, ASBSD Leadership Development Director Randy Royer will retire at summer’s end.   “I’ve totally enjoyed my time with ASBSD and working with school board members and school administration during the last six years,” Royer said.   “I am so glad there are so many focused-on student
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