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June07

ASBSD’s June Bulletin

    This month’s Bulletin features information on the upcoming school funding town hall meetings, an update on ASBSD’s Spring Tour, a look at the Teacher Effectiveness Handbook, two DOE grant programs and more. Click here to view it.   If you would like to subscribe to the Bulletin, contact Tyler at tpickner@asbsd.org or at 605-773-8382
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June07

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: Reader Panel on Common Core.   KEVN: GEAR UP program draws 300 Native American students.   Aberdeen American News: Keith Moore named DOE’s interim Indian Ed. Director.   Argus Leader: State budget expected to
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June04

2013 ASBSD Better Boardsmanship Award of Merit

To recognize the efforts school board members make to improve in their leadership role, the ASBSD Board of Directors established the Better Boardsmanship recognition program.   The award honors those board members who participate in continuing education programs, serve in leadership roles at the local, state and national level and participate in activities that demonstrate
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June03

Weekly News Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan: One district’s battle with sequestration cuts.   Aberdeen American News: Common Core offers new way of learning.   Aberdeen American News: Editorial in support of Common Core.   Argus Leader: Comparing test
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May31

Policy Matters now available online

  ASBSD’s Policy Matters publication is available online.   Below you will find a link to the May edition, which centers on school safety. Just like December’s edition, the online version has a magazine format that’s easy to navigate with different tools making it interactive.   Check out the latest Policy Matters – http://www.pageturnpro.com/Associated-School-Boards-of-South-Dakota/50986-Policy-Matters–May/index.html#1.   If you have questions, comments, concerns
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May30

Policy Matters Preview: SDOHS school safety assessment

ASBSD’s Policy Matters publication will be available tomorrow. The May edition centers around school safety. Below is an article on the school safety assessment completed by the South Dakota Office of Homeland Security.   Being vigilant of student safety is an ongoing task for school districts and the South Dakota Office of Homeland Security offers
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May28

ASBSD’s new look

As part of our overhaul of our web presence, we redesigned our website. We hope our new site helps us become your online source for the latest information, opinion and training in K-12 education.   Want to read about the latest news from K-12 and ASBSD? Visit our Blog, which can be accessed through the
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May24

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: Senate Bill 96 planning moves forward.   Aberdeen American News: New teacher evaluation system in motion.   Keloland: School grants applications available. Read our blog post about the grants here.   Rapid City Journal: Board
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May23

Two grant programs available for schools

The South Dakota Department of Education is now accepting applications for two grant programs, which were appropriated $500,000 by the legislature.   House Bill 1164 appropriated one-time funds for the Classroom Innovation grant program and House Bill 1185, which was the general funding bill, included one-time dollars for the Technology Infrastructure Upgrade grant program.  
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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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