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September24

School funding committee meets for third time

A school district’s decisions to opt-out or utilize capital outlay flexibility to help supplement their general fund were the final subjects up for analysis by the legislative interim committee on school funding at a meeting Monday (Sept. 23) in Pierre.   Yesterday’s meeting was the third for committee members charged with studying how the state’s
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September23

OSSBA Executive Director Dr. Jeff Mills

ASBSD extends our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Jeff Mills as well as his colleagues at the Oklahoma State School Boards Association.   Dr. Mills passed away this afternoon (Monday, Sept. 23). We ask that you keep all those who knew Dr. Mills in your thoughts.   Dr. Mills    Dr. Mills
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September20

Weekly Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Rapid City Journal: An editorial in favor of Common Core   Argus Leader: Common Core debated   KDLT: Construction Awareness day gives students a look at the industry   Argus Leader: Tech in music class boosts learning
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September20

Start advocating for education this fall

Fall hits full swing on Sunday (its first official day) and with the start of that season so to comes the beginning of the advocating season.   The start of 2014 legislative session seems farther away than it is – about 3 ½ months is all – and now is the time to start advocating
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September19

Funding Committee meets Monday

Monday brings the latest installment in the study of school funding by South Dakota legislators.   Members of the legislative interim committee will reconvene for the third time in Pierre to hear testimony on and discuss the decisions of local school district leaders to seek opt-outs and utilize capital outlay flexibility.   The committee is charged
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September17

ASBSD Region Meeting schedule for Fall now available

School board members and administrators are invited to join ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany at their area Region Meeting this fall to discuss legislation that emerged from the 2013 legislative session, potential legislation for the 2014 session and new and updated services offered by the association.   ASBSD Standing Positions and Resolutions will also be
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September16

Bus Pact available for download

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.   In accordance with the provisions of the Pact, in an emergency situation a school bus driver, or
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September13

Weekly Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Argus Leader: Rave picked as Senate Majority Leader   KSFY: CTE program adding students, programs   Aberdeen American News: Sniffles and sneezing commonplace in schools to start the year
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September11

Alm honored with dedication

ASBSD Board of Director member Duane Alm received an exceptional and well-deserved honor last month from the Aberdeen School District when the addition placed on the C.C. Lee Elementary School was named in his honor.   Alm, now in his 13th year on the Aberdeen School Board, was the principal at C.C. Lee for 17 years
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September06

Weekly Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Aberdeen American News:  Aberdeen Elementary dedicates wing to Alm   Mitchell Daily Republic: Mitchell Superintendent shares his thoughts on Common Core   Watertown Public Opinion: Column discusses starting school after Labor Day   Mitchell Daily Republic: Rachel’s
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