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May03

Honoring those who serve K-12 education

  Let’s honor those that 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.   “It’s a busy time of year for schools, but we need administrators and
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May03

Weekly News Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets. Mitchell Daily Republic: Pogany talks school funding study. Rapid City Journal: Sequestration takes toll on head start programs. Yankton Press & Dakotan: Editorial on school funding study. KOTA TV: Does attendance play role in decision to homeschool? Pure
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May02

Salute your senior

By Pam Haukaas Monday I was able to touch the future! How you ask? Well, I shook the hands of 200 of our top academic graduating high school seniors in the State of South Dakota. It was a thrill to share this day with the many students, parents, educators and special guests in attendance at
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May02

Senator Johnston and Senate Bill 96

District 12 Sen. Mark Johnston announced his resignation from the legislature Wednesday – making him the third legislator to do so along with District 16 Rep. Patty Miller and District 25 Rep. Jon Hansen.   Sen. Johnston concluded his term as a legislator by collaborating with educators, introducing and championing a piece of legislation, Senate
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May01

Joint Convention Exhibitor Packet

To be an exhibitor for the 2013 ASBSD and SASD Joint Convention, download the exhibitor packet here or visit our Publications and Forms page.   If you have questions, please contact Emily Somsen at esomsen@asbsd.org or at 605-773-2508.
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April30

State’s top seniors honored at banquet

Gov. Dennis Daugaard joined in celebrating an accomplished group of graduating seniors and encouraged them to grow their own roots in South Dakota during Monday’s 23rd Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre.   “Some of the greenest pastures in America are right here in South Dakota,” Gov. Daugaard said, noting the low cost and high
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April29

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: Online bullying policy adopted. Argus Leader: A review of the Next Generation science standards. Aberdeen American News: School funding picked as an interim topic. Rapid City Journal: Laptops, iPads and apps in schools. Yankton Press
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April25

A safe and sound strategy

Tuesday offered a reminder of the need for emergency policies. Belle Fourche’s South Park Elementary School was placed in a lockdown state after gun-shot like sounds were reported in the area. The noises turned out to be nothing more than a vehicle backfiring in the area and students were in no imminent danger, but swift
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April24

Summer study on school funding

The “momentum” behind school funding that ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany had noted during March’s legislative recap webinars took another step in the right direction on Tuesday.   Members of the legislature’s Executive Board picked the school funding formula as a topic of study for the interim session. Fifteen legislators will be selected by the
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April22

Register for Joint Convention

Registration for the 2013 Joint Convention is open.   ASBSD and SASD are offering a great deal for any member district registering 3 school board members they will receive FREE registration for one administrator.   This year’s convention will feature two keynote speeches, with Thursday headlined by Tom Vander Ark discussing mass customized learning and Friday
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