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May08

Gov. proclaims May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week

South Dakota will celebrate a truly great group this week: our state’s teachers.   Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently proclaimed May 8-12 as Teacher Appreciation Week in South Dakota.   “Our state’s teachers deserve celebration for all the wonderful work they do for the students, schools and communities of South Dakota,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany
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May06

Missed the SafeSchools webinar? Watch it here!

Representatives from nearly 30 different school districts registered for the informative webinar session to learn how their district can access hundreds of school focused courses offered by SafeSchools.   Even if you weren’t able to join, you can learn more about SafeSchools and their course offerings by watching the brief webinar recording here.   SafeSchools
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May05

USDA announces flexibilities in school nutrition

Changes to school meal programs are in the works at the federal level.   Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal programs.   “This announcement is the result of years of feedback from students, schools, and food service
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May01

Legislative comm. requests SFAB add appeal process to rules

The South Dakota Legislature’s Rule Review committee reviewed the rules of the School Finance Accountability Board (SFAB) and asked them to review their rules again to make some additions.   On a 3-2 vote, Rules Review committee members sent the SFAB rules back to the board with the request to add an appeals process, which
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May01

May edition of the School Safety Newsletter

The May edition of the SafeSchools’ School Safety Newsletter is now available.   Give the latest edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter provides information on SafeSchools’ updated bullying prevention training course, their new threat assessment course, school bus safety offerings and much more.     ASBSD and SafeSchools have partnered to bring all
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April30

QZAB deadline May 12

Eligible South Dakota public school districts can apply for bond authorizations used for rehabilitating public school facilities and to provide equipment, instructional materials and professional development for teachers.   The South Dakota Department of Education has indicated the state has approximately $1.8 million available in Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs). Schools may apply for bond
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April29

2017’s Best and Brightest Honored for Academic Excellence

The best and brightest from the Class of 2017 were honored for their academic achievements at the 27th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday (4/24).   In conjunction with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota invited more than 200 students, who were identified as the top one percent of
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April28

Revenue collection remains major issue

Since the start of 2017 revenue reports have not been rosy.   That tepid trend continued during the April meeting of the legislature’s Executive Board. S.D. Legislative Research Council Fiscal Analyst Jeff Mehlhaff informed board members the state’s general fund revenue is down $3 million from “where we anticipated being” based on the restructured revenue estimates
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April26

ASBSD Board meets in Rapid City

ASBSD’s Board of Directors convened in Rapid City recently for their second meeting of 2017.   Board members were treated to a presentation by students and staff of the Ateyapi Mentoring Program. The program is led by American Indian mentors who are drug and alcohol free, and knowledgeable about Lakota culture.     Traditional Lakota
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April18

Free webinars covering SafeSchools courses

ASBSD and SafeSchools invite you to an informative webinar session to learn how you can access hundreds of school focused courses for your district at no charge!   SafeSchools Training, which partnered with ASBSD last fall to bring all member districts access to a market-leading training system, is a web-based training and compliance system designed
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