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October23

Boards receiving ALL plaques, picking up points this fall

Since August ASBSD has presented 29 schools boards with their board recognition plaques.   A total of 48 school boards will receive a plaque for earning points as part of ASBSD’s Board Recognition Program – ALL: Act, Learn, Lead.   Howard School Board – Gold Level   School boards earned points throughout the fiscal year (July 1-June
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October22

Waiver process available for districts not meeting mandates

The data on teacher pay is in and with that comes the need for some districts to seek a waiver.   Review the statewide teacher compensation data here.   With the passage of the half-cent increase to the state sales tax used to improve teacher pay, as well as the new state aid funding formula,
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October22

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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October21

Review ASBSD’s updated legislative positions before 2017 Delegate Assembly

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved amendments, additions and deletions to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions, which were recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions set the legislative direction of ASBSD and are set to be voted on by member
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October20

Free flu shots, health screenings for health fund members

Flu season is fast approaching and sick days for staff can follow.   To combat the bug, the South Dakota School District Benefits Fund has scheduled FREE flu shot clinics at 63 unique locations across the state within SDSDBF member districts. The flu shot clinics are a FREE service for SDSDBF member districts and staff
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October17

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 five FREE workshop webinars on the schedule, as well.   The FREE Election Workshop webinars will span five different days in December, January and March; each covering a different topics. There will
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October08

Teacher pay in South Dakota is ticking towards its target

Teacher pay in South Dakota is ticking towards its target of $48,500.   The $48,500 average teacher pay target was set in 2016, after the legislature’s passage of a historic education funding package that ushered in a new state aid funding formula along with a half-cent increase to the state’s sales tax to fund the
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October06

Revenue numbers rebound in September

State revenue numbers rebounded in September despite sales tax figures coming in under projection for the second consecutive month.   Total revenue figures for the month of September in South Dakota were $3.5 million higher for the month than those adopted by the legislature earlier this year. Sale tax figures, however, came in under projection
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October01

Join the best minds in school law at our final seminar of the fall

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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September21

ASBSD Board starts new year at August meeting

The ASBSD Board ushered in a new year at their August meeting, which was held just before the 2017 ASBSD-SASD Convention.   Todd Thoelke, Sioux Falls School Board Member, took the reigns as president with the passing of the gavel from Anita Peterson, Haakon School Board Member. Read about it here.     Along with the
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