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March22

Legislative Webinar Recap

ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany connected with board members and administrators from across the state for three days this week to recap the 2013 legislative session.   The three webinar dates featured Pogany answering questions from participants and sharing his observations on the legislature, K-12 funding and the bills that survived session.   Download the 2013
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March21

No problem anticipated with Gov. veto

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s decision to line-item veto a portion of House Bill 1137, which provides $5.8 million in one-time funds for schools, is not expected to affect the funds provided for schools.   The governor’s issue with the bill stems from the line in the bill appropriating one-time dollars based on a district’s student enrollment
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March21

What would a return to the PSA’s high point take?

Executive Director Wade Pogany mentioned he felt a growing feeling of “momentum” during the 88th legislative session on the first two nights of ASBSD’s Legislative Recap webinar (check the blog Friday for a recap of the session’s discussion).   Pogany, acknowledging the potential challenge, said school board members and administrators should focus on advocating for
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March19

Gov. signs two bills

Governor signs cap. outlay extension   Last week, Gov. Dennis Dauggaard signed Senate Bill 194, which extends the provision allowing school districts to use capital outlay funds for certain insurance, energy, utilities and motor fuel costs to 2018, into law.   The provision, which was introduced in 2009, was set to expire in 2014.  
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March14

Legislative Summary and Webinar

As the 88th legislative session came to a close last Friday, ASBSD posted a preliminary look at the funding provided for K-12 education and a summary of the bills that would have an effect on schools.   Now, we bring you our final look at session with the ASBSD 2013 Legislative Summary (PDF version for easy
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March11

ASBSD blog post word cloud

Here’s a look at the words that most commonly appeared in blog posts covering the 2013 legislative session.
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March08

No reprieve for levy bill

House Bill 1239’s transformation today wasn’t what Senators had in mind.   A conference committee was requested this morning in the House to review the bill, which underwent a change in the Senate to appropriate funds to the Board of Regents to cover the increase to employee health insurance costs.   Conference committee members elected
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March08

Gov. signs Sentinel bill

Governor Dennis Daugaard signed the bill allowing school districts to arm school employees and volunteers in and on school grounds into law this morning.   Prior to signing the bill, Gov. Daugaard had not indicated his position on the bill, but earlier in session noted he liked the bill’s concept.   House Bill 1087 gives
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March08

Schools receive three percent increase, one-time dollars in budget

The final days of the 88th legislative session entailed a lot of listening and waiting as members of the House and Senate passed or tabled a variety of bills, but the end result proved worth it.   School districts will receive a three percent increase – the first full increase in four years – raising
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March08

2013 Legislative Summary

A summary of the key bills related to K-12 education, which passed through the legislature, is listed below.   ASBSD will also host three webinar sessions recapping legislative session on Tuesday, March 19, Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. An email with additional information will be sent next week to board
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