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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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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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