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May22

Donation information for Oklahoma

ASBSD extends its deepest sympathies to those affected by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma this week.   The Oklahoma State School Boards Association is taking donations of the items listed below to help the many people displaced. They will also be taking donations of money that will be distributed to the school districts impacted by
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May20

Flett set to join ASBSD

Matt Flett is set to join the ASBSD team in July as the Assistant Protective Services Director.   “We’re excited to have Matt on board,” Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “His energy and experience working with school districts and board members will be great additions to our outstanding Protective Trust crew.”   Flett, currently of
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May17

One more week to submit candidates for ASBSD awards

Let’s honor those individuals who give their time and effort to enhance K-12 education at the local and state levels.   We need you to submit candidates for ASBSD’s Outstanding School Board Member of the Year, School Bell and Community Service awards.   Outstanding School Board Member: Nominate a local board member who exemplifies extraordinary
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May17

Weekly News Links

  Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets. Argus Leader: Teacher pay getting bump as schools continue cuts recovery.   Aberdeen American News: School funding study committee members selected.   Mitchell Daily Republic: Mitchel Superintendent Joseph Graves offers his take on the school calendar.  
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May16

ASBSD’s Spring Tour kicks off next week

  Executive Director Wade Pogany invites you to join him, fellow board members and administrators at one of his nine Spring Tour stops, listed below.   1) May 23 Yankton Yankton Schools Admin Building 2410 West City Limits Rd. 2) May 28 Hartford West Central Administrative Offices 705 E 2nd Street 3) May 29 Madison
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May13

People and parameters picked for school funding study

Members of the Legislature’s Executive Board met today to select committee members and set subject parameters for the legislative interim study on school funding, which was selected by the board in April.   Committee members will be asked to examine how the school funding formula affects a district’s decision to seek an opt-out or utilize
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May10

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: Editorial in defense of cyberbullying policies. Yankton Press and Dakotan: Three districts combine efforts to save on food costs. Keloland: A look at an Iowa school district’s transition to Chromebooks. Mitchell Daily Republic: Mitchell School
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May08

May’s ASBSD Bulletin

Check out Wade’s Welcome and visit www.asbsd.org/bulletin for information on the legislature’s summer study on school funding, spring tour dates and locations, 2013 Convention registration directions and much more. If you would like to subscribe to the Bulletin, email Director of Communications Tyler Pickner at tpickner@asbsd.org.
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May07

Join tomorrow’s BoardDocs webinars

  Join Wednesday’s BoardDocs webinar events and learn about their paperless meeting services.   BoardDocs provide school boards and districts state-of-the-art services that save money, streamline operations and reduce time spent producing board packets.   Over 750 of organizations worldwide have chosen BoardDocs to improve transparency and communications with stakeholders!   Learn more about their
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May07

What is Common Core?

Each month, ASBSD President Pam Haukaas will highlight a topic that is helping advance K-12 education in the Bulletin. This month’s Bulletin will be published tomorrow (5/9). Check the ASBSD Blog for more information.       South Dakota along with 44 other states has adopted the Common Core State Standards. These standards promote: Deeper
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