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April05

Weekly news links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s daily papers.   Aberdeen American News: A look at how technology can aid bullying.   Argus Leader: Chromebooks and iPads not compatible with 2014 online assessment.   Aberdeen American News: iPads used to improve classroom experience for special education students.  
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April05

ASBSD is on Facebook!

  To kick off our ASBSD Awareness campaign, we’re launching our Facebook page today!   We’ll be posting event information, links to K-12 news stories and videos, association messages and ASBSD publication release dates. You’ll also find photos, graphics and videos from the association.   The page also provides everyone the chance to connect board members
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April04

ASBSD Awareness Campaign

  With legislative session concluding last week, the focus of our communication turns to a new campaign.   It’s a campaign we hope improves our information delivery, interactivity and overall awareness of what we do for you, the many school board members and administrators we serve.   It’s a campaign that requires ASBSD to take
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March30

Weekly news links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s daily papers.   Argus Leader: Discussion on potential Joint Powers Agreement models.   Argus Leader: Tech upgrade for SF and a look at devices used in other school districts.   Argus Leader: U.S. Ag Secretary visits SF, talks lunch guidelines.  
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March30

Affordable Care Act FAQ

As the Affordable Care Act continues its staggered march towards implementation, the number of questions on how the law affects a school district’s health insurance plan remain, almost staggeringly, unanswered.   This is where the Associated School Board Protective Trust steps in. We’ve compiled a list of questions, ranging from general to specific in nature,
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March28

Guest Post: Enhance Student Learning by Creating a Healthier School Environment

By Kari Senger, South Dakota Healthy Schools Program Manager   The research is clear: healthy, properly nourished and fit students are better able to concentrate on their work, attend school on a regular basis and perform well in class and on tests.   Founded in 2005, by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association,
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March25

No issue with line-item veto

Legislators returned to the Capitol this morning to wrap up the 2013 legislative session by taking a look at three vetoes by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.   The only veto related to K-12 education was the governor’s decision to line-item veto a portion of House Bill 1137, which provides $5.8 million in one-time funds for schools,
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March22

Legislative Webinar Recap

ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany connected with board members and administrators from across the state for three days this week to recap the 2013 legislative session.   The three webinar dates featured Pogany answering questions from participants and sharing his observations on the legislature, K-12 funding and the bills that survived session.   Download the 2013
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March21

No problem anticipated with Gov. veto

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s decision to line-item veto a portion of House Bill 1137, which provides $5.8 million in one-time funds for schools, is not expected to affect the funds provided for schools.   The governor’s issue with the bill stems from the line in the bill appropriating one-time dollars based on a district’s student enrollment
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March21

What would a return to the PSA’s high point take?

Executive Director Wade Pogany mentioned he felt a growing feeling of “momentum” during the 88th legislative session on the first two nights of ASBSD’s Legislative Recap webinar (check the blog Friday for a recap of the session’s discussion).   Pogany, acknowledging the potential challenge, said school board members and administrators should focus on advocating for
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