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ASBSD serves our members by acting as a unifying voice for local school boards and public education, representing local school boards at the state and federal level. Year round, ASBSD closely monitors issues and examines the potential impact on education and keeps members informed on emerging and ongoing issues in public education.

ASBSD takes a year-round approach to government relations activities. Working closely with ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee and providing several opportunities for members to give their input on education issues allows ASBSD to build more effective and influential relationships with members and government representatives.

Members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved draft editions of the 2018 Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions (click each link to download), which will be reviewed and approved at ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly in November. The Resolutions and Standing Positions set the legislative direction for the Association for the upcoming legislative session.

For more information on ASBSD’s advocacy efforts, check out our Advocacy Toolkit and visit our Publications and Forms pageLearn about ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network and appoint your district’s LAN rep today.

ASBSD’s advocacy efforts have had extensive focus on South Dakota’s Conflict of Interest Law. We have dedicated a webpage to providing information to help school board members and administrators navigate the complex Conflict of Interest law. You can find that webpage here.

Advocacy efforts go beyond the borders of South Dakota to a national level. In conjunction with the National School Boards Association – the developer of the campaign – ASBSD is promoting the Stand Up 4 Public Schools campaign. You can find information about the campaign, as well as videos promoting public education, on our webpage here.

Contact Director of Communications Tyler Pickner via email at tpickner@asbsd.org or at 605-773-8382.