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July26

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 addition named in in honor of Alm   Pierre Capital Journal: New accountability system set for debut   Pierre Capital Journal: Editorial on the Sentinel program   Argus Leader: State’s reserve rises
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July26

Joint Convention (Aug. 8-9): Still time to register!

ASBSD & SASD Joint Convention is less than two weeks away, which leaves plenty of time to register and join over 400 educators at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on August 8 and 9 for a variety of learning opportunities.   Thursday will be headlined by Tom Vander Ark’s keynote speech covering mass customized learning and Friday
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July25

ASBSD President’s Retreat (Aug. 23-24)

Another school year is set to arrive and to help prepare you for the upcoming trials and triumphs you’ll face as a school board president ASBSD invites you to set sail for our 2013 President’s Retreat.   Share ideas with, learn from and even compete against (in a matter of speaking) fellow board presidents from
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July22

New Aberdeen school addition honors Alm

Aberdeen’s C.C. Lee Elementary addition will be named in honor of longtime board member, educator and ASBSD Board of Director Duane Alm.     Read the story from today’s Aberdeen American News here.   ASBSD would like to congratulate Duane on a well-deserved honor.
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July19

Weekly Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   New York Times: Pogany featured in guns in schools examination   Argus Leader: State testing moves online in 2014   KSFY: West Central continues push tech push   Aberdeen American News: Sentinel training may not start until next summer  
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July18

Sentinel rules proposed

Tasked by House Bill 1087 – the Sentinel bill – to write rules for school districts to follow if they wish to arm employees, the Law Enforcement Training Commission shared the proposed guidelines for the first time on Wednesday (July 17).   Under the law any school board choosing to arm an employee must agree
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July01

ASBSD’s July Bulletin

  (Note: Audio improves after 20 seconds.)   This month’s Bulletin features a recap of the school funding town hall meetings and of the interim study’s first meeting, an update on Joint Convention, an introduction to the newest ASBSD team member and more. Click here to view it.   If you would like to subscribe to the Bulletin, contact Tyler
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July01

Weekly Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Pierre Capital Journal: Editorial suggests school districts not in funding crisis.   Argus Leader: Patience urged with omnibus economic package.   Rapid City Journal: Editorial discusses school funding study.   Argus Leader: U.S. Department of Ag looking
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June27

2013 Joint Convention: The Tip of the Iceberg

The following article will appear in the July Bulletin scheduled for publication tomorrow (6/28). Read the Bulletin and learn more about Joint Convention, school funding and  more.   By Pam Haukaas   Isn’t what we have always done in education good enough? Our kids are learning the material and we have decent test scores.  
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June26

ASBSD is proud to welcome Dr. Randall Royer to the team

A new face joining ASBSD happens to be a familiar one, as well.   Dr. Randall Royer will join ASBSD on Aug. 1 as the Leadership Development and Teacher Placement Director. Dr. Royer accepted the position previously held by Dr. Julie Ertz.   Royer   “Randall will be an excellent fit with ASBSD,” Executive Director
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