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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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April25

A safe and sound strategy

Tuesday offered a reminder of the need for emergency policies. Belle Fourche’s South Park Elementary School was placed in a lockdown state after gun-shot like sounds were reported in the area. The noises turned out to be nothing more than a vehicle backfiring in the area and students were in no imminent danger, but swift
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April24

Summer study on school funding

The “momentum” behind school funding that ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany had noted during March’s legislative recap webinars took another step in the right direction on Tuesday.   Members of the legislature’s Executive Board picked the school funding formula as a topic of study for the interim session. Fifteen legislators will be selected by the
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April22

Register for Joint Convention

Registration for the 2013 Joint Convention is open.   ASBSD and SASD are offering a great deal for any member district registering 3 school board members they will receive FREE registration for one administrator.   This year’s convention will feature two keynote speeches, with Thursday headlined by Tom Vander Ark discussing mass customized learning and Friday
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April19

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: Student enrollment slowly on the rise statewide.   Argus Leader: Improving school lunch.   Aberdeen American News: ASBSD conducting Waubay superintendent search.   Read more about ASBSD’s superintendent search service here.   Aberdeen American
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April19

Subterranean Study Session

What would it be like to descend 4,850 feet into the earth and discover a fascinating world of science?   Members of the ASBSD Board of Directors and Executive Director Wade Pogany did just that on a tour of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead prior to the April meeting.   “It was an
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April18

ASBSD Officers attend NSBA Conference

ASBSD officers Pam Haukaas, Denise Lutkemeier, Randall Royer and Bev Banks attended the National School Board Association’s 73rd Annual Conference in San Diego last weekend.   “The conference was exciting,” ASBSD President Pam Haukaas said. “It highlighted how local school boards establish a structure and environment that allows all students to reach their full potential.”
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April17

Save time and money by going paperless

Did you know switching to paperless board meetings could help your district save money, time and become more effective for as little as $2,700 per year?   ASBSD proudly endorses BoardDocs paperless agenda solutions. As the pioneer of eGovernance, BoardDocs has helped over 750 of organizations worldwide improve board effectiveness, reduce the time required to
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April16

Information on opt-outs

Today voters in the Redfield school district head to the polls to vote on an opt-out proposal. It’s a practice that’s become more common place for districts in recent years, especially following the $52 million cut made to the per-student allocation for fiscal year 2012.   For FY 2013, approximately 43 percent of school districts
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April15

Why did you run?

Serving as a school board member is a challenging job that requires leadership, vision and dedication. The right person can make all the difference for students and the district.   School board election season began last week and ASBSD would like you to share why you decided to run for a spot on your local
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