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September20

Free identity protection for health fund members

With the Equifax data breach being the largest cyber-attack in history, it’s a good time to remind school districts participating in South Dakota School District Benefits Fund members that their Wellmark health benefits coverage keeps them safe, secure and protected from more than the cost of health care.   By being a member of SDSDBF,
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September18

Download the 2017-18 Emergency School Bus Pact

ASBSD has continued its coordinating role for the Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact between school districts, which operates in the event a bus traveling outside of its home district fails and is in need of assistance.   ASBSD has collected and supplied a list of emergency phone numbers for the cooperating districts so they
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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

Required suicide prevention training available

SafeSchools Training provides a state approved Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention training, which becomes a certificate requirement effective on July 1, 2017.   The Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention training requirement comes from the passage of 2016’s Senate Bill 129, which establishes certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees.   South
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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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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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