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September11

Share your thoughts with ASBSD at our region meetings

Share your thoughts on the issues surrounding public education and ASBSD at a 2017 Fall Region Meeting.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will visit 12 locations across South Dakota to discuss potential legislation for the 2018 session and gather feedback on ASBSD’s legislative platform (download drafts of our Resolutions and Standing Positions), as well
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September11

Peterson passes gavel to Thoelke

ASBSD’s gavel was passed at last month’s Board of Directors meeting.   Anita Peterson, Haakon School Board Member, completed her year-long term as a ASBSD President by passing the gavel to Sioux Falls School Board Member Todd Thoelke.     “I’ve really treasured the opportunity to be (ASBSD) President,” Peterson said. “It’s been quite a
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September10

Good News Bulletin website up and running

ASBSD’s The Good News Bulletin website is up and running and ready to publish your district’s good news stories year-round.   ASBSD has been proud to publish The Good News Bulletin as our way of highlighting some of the stories that illustrate the many different avenues of achievement and success in our schools for the
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September10

Join the best minds in school law at our seminars

Join the best minds in school law at three locations across South Dakota this fall to get your legal questions answered.   ASBSD and COSA will host School Law Seminars featuring a 90-minute session on Tuesday night discussing student related issues and a full-day Wednesday session covering criminal background checks, the conflict of interest law, opt-outs,
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September07

Lutkemeier elected 2nd VP of ASBSD Board

Last month, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors elected Wilmot School Board Member Denise Lutkemeier to the Association’s 2nd Vice President position.   The ASBSD 2nd Vice President is a member of the Association’s Executive Committee, which is also comprised of a President, 1st Vice President and Past President and comprises the leadership team, along
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September05

Three members of the ASBSD Board of Directors were reelected to their positions

Three members of the ASBSD Board of Directors were reelected to their positions and began their four year terms last month.   Madison Central School Board President Tom Farrell was reelected to represent the Association’s Southeast Region member districts in the 700-1,399 enrollment category. A member of his local board since 2010, Farrell has been
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September04

Putnam and SDPB honored by ASBSD

Mitchell School Board Vice President Neil Putnam earned the 2017 ASBSD Outstanding School Board Member of the Year honor and South Dakota Public Broadcasting received the ASBSD School Bell Award.   Each accepted their awards at the 2017 ASBSD-SASD Convention.   The Outstanding School Board Member honor is presented to a South Dakota school board
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September03

ALL points added up at end of first year

School boards spent many hours striving to enhance their knowledge base of board work in 2016-17.   In the first year of ASBSD’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead, nearly one-third (48) of the total number of public school boards in South Dakota earned an ALL award.   “South Dakota’s public
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September02

ALL’s first update of 2017-18

Boards are back to putting forth all their effort to enhance their knowledge base.   ASBSD’s Board Recognition Program – ALL: Act, Learn, Lead – thrived in its first year and after two months of activity in 2017-18, board are back to putting up points.   Read the roundup of ALL’s 2016-17 here.   School boards earn
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September01

2017-18 Election Workshop schedule set

The Election Workshop schedule for 2017-18 is set.   The Secretary of State’s office, Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the South Dakota Municipal League will again co-sponsor the in-person Election Workshop with five additional, FREE workshop webinars on the schedule, as well.   The in-person training will take place on Wednesday, October 25 at the Ramkota RiverCentre in Pierre from
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