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May07

Join tomorrow’s BoardDocs webinars

  Join Wednesday’s BoardDocs webinar events and learn about their paperless meeting services.   BoardDocs provide school boards and districts state-of-the-art services that save money, streamline operations and reduce time spent producing board packets.   Over 750 of organizations worldwide have chosen BoardDocs to improve transparency and communications with stakeholders!   Learn more about their
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May07

What is Common Core?

Each month, ASBSD President Pam Haukaas will highlight a topic that is helping advance K-12 education in the Bulletin. This month’s Bulletin will be published tomorrow (5/9). Check the ASBSD Blog for more information.       South Dakota along with 44 other states has adopted the Common Core State Standards. These standards promote: Deeper
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May06

Thank a teacher

Thank the teachers of your district for their hard work and dedication as part of National Teacher Day on Tuesday (May 7).  
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May03

Honoring those who serve K-12 education

  Let’s honor those that give their time and effort to enhance K-12 education at the local and state levels. We need you to submit candidates for ASBSD’s Outstanding School Board Member of the Year, School Bell and Community Service awards.   “It’s a busy time of year for schools, but we need administrators and
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May03

Weekly News Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets. Mitchell Daily Republic: Pogany talks school funding study. Rapid City Journal: Sequestration takes toll on head start programs. Yankton Press & Dakotan: Editorial on school funding study. KOTA TV: Does attendance play role in decision to homeschool? Pure
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May02

Salute your senior

By Pam Haukaas Monday I was able to touch the future! How you ask? Well, I shook the hands of 200 of our top academic graduating high school seniors in the State of South Dakota. It was a thrill to share this day with the many students, parents, educators and special guests in attendance at
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May02

Senator Johnston and Senate Bill 96

District 12 Sen. Mark Johnston announced his resignation from the legislature Wednesday – making him the third legislator to do so along with District 16 Rep. Patty Miller and District 25 Rep. Jon Hansen.   Sen. Johnston concluded his term as a legislator by collaborating with educators, introducing and championing a piece of legislation, Senate
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May01

Joint Convention Exhibitor Packet

To be an exhibitor for the 2013 ASBSD and SASD Joint Convention, download the exhibitor packet here or visit our Publications and Forms page.   If you have questions, please contact Emily Somsen at esomsen@asbsd.org or at 605-773-2508.
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April30

State’s top seniors honored at banquet

Gov. Dennis Daugaard joined in celebrating an accomplished group of graduating seniors and encouraged them to grow their own roots in South Dakota during Monday’s 23rd Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre.   “Some of the greenest pastures in America are right here in South Dakota,” Gov. Daugaard said, noting the low cost and high
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April29

Weekly News Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets. Rapid City Journal: Online bullying policy adopted. Argus Leader: A review of the Next Generation science standards. Aberdeen American News: School funding picked as an interim topic. Rapid City Journal: Laptops, iPads and apps in schools. Yankton Press
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