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January11

Meet the members of House and Senate ed.

The House and Senate Education committees have started their meeting schedules early in this session.   The House Education committee kicked off the 88th legislative session’s committee schedule on Wednesday with a report from Secretary of Education Melody Schopp on the Department of Education’s educational outcomes.   On Thursday, the Senate Education committee met for
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January11

Alphabet soup and ASBSD

How are those two things related?   They were the topics covered by ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany at this morning’s House Education Committee meeting.   Pogany was on hand to discuss ASBSD and its purpose and goals, but, before that, as Committee Chair Rep. Jacqueline Sly put it “to help us with the alphabet
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January11

ASBSD Legislative Roundup

The first week of the 2013 legislative session is complete and a total of 133 bills have been introduced, but, so far, legislation related to K-12 education has been minimal. As we know, however, that will change.   One piece of legislation already introduced that ASBSD is closely monitoring is Senate Bill 15. The bill
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January11

School Board Recognition Week

This week marks South Dakota’s School Board Recognition Week.   School Board Recognition Week is your district’s opportunity to publicly thank the men and women who serve on your local board of education. We hope it will be a time your students, staff and community share their appreciation for the leadership provided by school board
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January10

Pogany to make first committee appearance

Likely the first of many, ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will make an appearance at the House Education Committee meeting on Friday morning and discuss ASBSD with the committee of 15 representatives.   “It’s a great way to introduce our association to the committee and share with them our purpose in and mission for K-12
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January09

News and Notes

From yesterday:   Gov. Daugaard gave the State of the State address. Read about it here.   Representative Brian Gosch of District 32 was elected Speaker of the House and Representative Dean Wink of District 29 was elected Speaker Pro Tempore.   Senator Corey Brown of District 23 was elected President Pro Tempore.   Quotes
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January08

Legislative session begins today

Today marks the beginning of the 88th South Dakota Legislative Session. The 38-day session kicks off at noon with legislators taking their oaths of office.   The first day will be highlighted by Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s State of the State address, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Coverage of the State of the State
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January08

Daugaard delivers state address

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard offered up his 2013 State of the State Address this afternoon with little mention of K-12 education; a change from a year ago when the Governor introduced the omnibus education reform plan, House Bill 1234, during that address.   “K-12 education flew under the radar during the Governor’s State of
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January08

Changes coming for open meeting laws?

During his State of the State Address, Governor Dennis Daugaard referenced the progress of his “Better Government” initiative, which includes more openness in South Dakota government.   “Open government had a banner year in 2012 with the formation of the Open Meeting Task Force,” Daugaard declared during the address.   The task force, appointed by
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