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June30

2020 ASBSD-SASD Virtual Convention sessions, schedule set

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually on Thursday, August 6 and will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote speech from Devin Hughes of The Orange Frog group followed by 15 live breakout sessions covering a variety of topics and a panel discussion on the upcoming school year with state officials, with EACH
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June07

No special session scheduled, two percent to be provided

There will be no special legislative session this month, which means schools will receive the two percent funding increase prescribed by state law on July 1.   “We will not be having a special (legislative) session in June,” Gov. Kristi Noem said at her press conference on Thursday (6/4), adding that her administration would “continue
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June07

2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention to be held virtually

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually this year.   On Thursday, August 6, ASBSD and SASD, in conjunction with TIE, will host a virtual Convention for board members and administrators.   “Moving the ASBSD-SASD Convention to the virtual platform from our regular face-to-face event was a difficult decision,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany
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June06

Revenue collections were mildly ahead in May, still down overall for year

Revenue collections were mildly ahead of projections for the month of May.   Overall for the month, collections were $1 million ahead of the projections adopted by the legislature in February and the gain brought the year-to-date figure to a $4.37 million deficit.   “Overall what they (revenue figures) will show you is that we’re
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June06

Earn ALL points, CEUs by registering for ASBSD/COSA School Law Webinars

Get the best school law information from ASBSD and COSA legal experts by registering for one or more of our School Law Webinars.   The seven recorded webinars offer board members participating a chance to earn 20 ALL points for their board and administrators can earn 1 hour of continuing education units. The cost of
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June05

Policy Alert: Education & Compensation

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   The ASBSD Policy Review Committee recently
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June04

Four board members to take seats on ASBSD BOD in August

Four board members will take their seats on the ASBSD Board of Directors in August.   Three members will continue their tenures on the board – Duane Alm of Aberdeen, Pam Haukaas of Colome Consolidated and Anita Peterson of Haakon – while the Board of Directors will welcome new a member, Ellie Saxer of Brandon
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June03

Canvass your school board elections

With any school board elections postponed until this month, school boards and school district officials are reminded to complete a canvass of their election, should one have been held.   South Dakota Codified Law 13-7-18, Canvass of election results–Certificates of election–Certification of results, states: The pollbooks shall be opened and the election results shall be
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June02

State law requires districts post information in minutes

Whether or not they held a school board election, all school districts have a statutory requirement to post specific election information within their board minutes this year.   In 2018, SDCL 13-7-30 became law requiring schools to report certain school board election information in their minutes.   Even if your district is not holding an election in
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June01

Group to develop reopening guidance for SY 2020

Three representatives of ASBSD are part of a group of those associated with education developing guidance about reopening schools in the 2020-21 school year.   ASBSD President Denise Lutkemeier, Past President Tom Farrell and Executive Director Wade Pogany joined the group convened by the South Dakota Department of Education to put together a guidance document
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