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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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June24

Weekly News Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Aberdeen American News: Secondary education programs at NSU, DSU and USD honored by ranking.   Pierre Capital Journal: School funding committee starts study. (Read ASBSD’s blog posts on the funding committee – committee starts work, property tax
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June20

Committee members compliment town hall meetings

Compliments and conversation were shared by school funding study committee members about the input offered by board members and administrators at the four ASBSD and SASD town hall meetings.   “I was so impressed with the number of people that were there, the number of schools represented and the candor of their comments,” Committee member
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June20

Committee expresses concerns about capital outlay

School districts have until 2018 to use capital outlay funds for certain insurance, energy, utilities and motor fuel costs following the passage of Senate Bill 194 at the 2013 legislative session.   The provision proved troubling for some legislative interim school funding study committee members after a look at the increasing reliance on it.  
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June19

Committee’s interest peaked by property tax

The legislative interim committee studying school funding concluded its first meeting this afternoon in Pierre.   The committee, assigned to examine three main parameters of school funding’s effect, reviewed a variety of funding processes and revenue sources for schools and heard public testimony.   Property tax levies and their role in school funding proved a
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June19

School funding study starts

Members of the legislative interim committee charged with studying school funding began their work this morning at the Capitol building in Pierre.   Fourteen committee members started their examination around the parameters of how the school funding formula affects a district’s decision to seek an opt-out or utilize special tax levies, funding’s effect on graduation
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