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January31

Former Senator, school board member appointed to state board

Two new individuals await confirmation to join the state education board.   Gov. Kristi Noem appointed Phyllis Heineman and Julie Westra to the South Dakota State Board of Education. Heineman and Westra await final confirmation from the Senate Education committee and full Senate.   Heineman served 16-years in the legislature, most recently in the Senate,
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January30

Latest SLRMA resource covers FLSA regulations

Is Your School District Ready for the 2020 Fair Labor Standards Regulations?   ASBSD’s partnership with the School Leaders Risk Management Association (SLRMA) provides FREE access to the latest resource on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   FLSA directs the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to promulgate regulations to implement the intentions of the FLSA. In September of 2018,
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January30

First capital outlay bill falls, but conversation started on issue

The conversation surrounding solutions for capital outlay got started on Monday (1/27).   Senate Taxation members may have defeated Senate Bill 67, which amends the Capital Outlay levy for sparse school districts, on a 6-1 vote, but they heard from individuals representing schools that a solution was needed and another bill forthcoming. ASBSD was monitoring
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January29

2020 ASBSD Board of Director’s elections

The 2020 election cycle for the ASBSD Board of Directors is about to begin and seats in the following regions and enrollment categories will be up for election: Central region with enrollment 265 & Under Agar-Blunt-Onida, Bowdle, Colome Consolidated, Edmunds Central, Eureka, Gettysburg, Herried, Highmore-Harrold, Hoven, Jones County, McIntosh, Selby Area, Smee and South Central Northeast
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January29

Submit your superintendent for one of five awards

The South Dakota Superintendent’s Association has revamped their awards’ structure to include five awards for 2020.   The five awards include: The Outstanding School Superintendent Award The Distinguished Service Award The Innovator Award The Rookie of the Year Award The Community Leader of the Year Award The awards application can be downloaded here and must
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January27

Nebelsick shares state of public schools with committee

At their first committee meeting of the session, one group of legislators focused on education got synopsis of the challenges facing South Dakota’s public school districts.   Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick shared the “state of our public schools” with members of the House Education committee last week (1/22), touching on students, test scores and teachers
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January26

Bill strengthening JAG program in S.D. passed by comm.

A bill aimed at increasing participation in the Jobs for America’s Graduates program across the state made its way out of committee last week (1-23).   On a 7-0 vote, the Senate Education committee passed Senate Bill 39, which creates Jobs for SD’s Graduates program and special donation fund.   The public-private partnership program would
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January25

Two bills advance from House Education

Two bills started the legislative process by proceeding forward.   House Bill 1031, which revises certain provisions regarding school district fiduciary funds, passed the House Education committee and the full House on unanimous votes, recently.   S.D. DOE Finance Management Director Cody Stoeser called it a “clean up bill to align some language with governmental
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January24

School registration open for South Dakota Week of Work

Schools are now able to register their participating 10th grade students in the South Dakota Week of Work matching system.   The first-ever South Dakota Week of Work is slated for April 20-24, 2020 and the initiative is a partnership with businesses and schools that will give 10th grade students the opportunity to get out of the classroom,
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January21

Meet the 2020 House Education committee

Every member of the House Education committee will return to their post.   The 15-member House Education committee, which will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:45 a.m., brings every member back for the 2020 legislative session with Rep. Lana Greenfield serving as committee chair for her second year.   Let’s get to know the
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