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April05

Learn more about your role as a school board candidate and board member

ASBSD’s guide will prepare new, current and potential school board candidates for their role on the board.   ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randy Royer has revised and updated a brief video guide (and printable presentation) to share with new, current and potential school board members.   “The updated guide outlines steps for interested individuals in becoming a school board candidate, the
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April03

Extraordinary cost fund tabbed for interim study

An area of school funding will be studied by the legislature in this year’s interim.   Members of the legislature’s Executive Board voted unanimously to study the state’s extraordinary cost fund, which districts can apply for to receive additional funding for special education costs.   “This fund is getting hit pretty hard,” Rep. Hugh Bartels
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April01

SafeSchools’ April Newsletter

SafeSchools’ latest School Safety Newsletter is now available.   Give the April edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter discusses SafeSchools’ tip reporting system, their latest training course on sudden cardiac arrest in athletes and much more with readers.     ASBSD and SafeSchools’ partnership brings each of our member districts
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March19

SFAB reviews latest waiver process

The focus of the waiver process turns to general fund cash balance in 2018.   Last year, members of the School Finance Accountability Board acted on teacher compensation waivers and at their first meeting of the year (3/12), the board took a look at the general fund cash balance waiver process.   “I know that
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March18

Submit your district’s student for the 2018 Academic Excellence Banquet

School board members and superintendents remind your district’s high school principal(s) to identify and submit the name(s) of the academic top one percent of the 2018 senior class to be honored at the Academic Excellence Recognition Banquet.     Gov. Dennis Daugaard and ASBSD, in cooperation with the Department of Education and the School Administrators of South Dakota, are hosting
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March17

Teacher Compensation Review Board members appointed

A new board charged with studying South Dakota’s progress on teacher pay has been appointed.   Established in 2016 as part of legislation that overhauled the state’s funding formula, the nine-member Teacher Compensation Review Board will review teacher compensation, including comparable wage indexes in surrounding states.   “The appointees have been made,” Department of Education
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March14

Apply for a Workforce Education Grant

This year, up to $900,000 in grants will be awarded to fund Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs in secondary schools.   The Workforce Education Grants provide school districts the opportunity to make transformative change in career and technical education programs. These grants can efficiently increase the number of students with access to high quality career and
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March13

Work Comp members placing AED units provided by fund

ASB Workers’ Compensation Fund member districts and education co-ops have received their free AED units.   As a leader in school risk, ASBSD and the Protective Trust granted a Zoll AED Plus free of charge to Workers’ Compensation Fund members. The Zoll AED Plus includes a CPR component unique to AED units and has a shelf-life of 5
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March11

Collective Bargaining Seminars set for March

ASBSD will host three Collective Bargaining Seminars in March to update school board members and administrators on the many facets of negotiations process for teachers and staff.   The 2018 Collective Bargaining Seminars will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on:   Seminars will cover how districts must apply the funding formula and
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March09

Schools receive ongoing increase, one-time money

Schools will receive an ongoing increase for next school year, as well as one-time money this year, after legislators approved three bills on the final days of the full run of session.   A one percent increase – equaling approximately $12 in new money – in state aid and special education will be sent to
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