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April24

BoardDocs webinar rescheduled for May 4

Representatives from the McLaughlin School District and BoardDocs will host a FREE event to share with you how going paperless has saved their district dollars and time AND how it can do the same for you!   Join McLaughlin Superintendent Scott Lepke, School Board President Juliana White Bull-Taken Alive and Principal Jeremy Hurd, BoardDocs and ASBSD for
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October24

Additional proposals from the Funding Committee

School funding study committee members voted to support two key bills – returning the per-student allocation to $4,805 and implementing a timetable for capital outlay flexibility reduction – that will have lasting effects on K-12 education at their final meeting on Monday (Oct. 21).   In addition to those bills, the committee voted to support
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October24

Funding committee vote favors flexibility reductions

Capital Outlay flexibility concerns were raised by some funding committee members at the start of the study in June. At Monday’s (Oct. 21) fourth and final meeting, they addressed them.   Committee members voted 9-5 to support a bill that would require districts to steadily decrease their reliance on the provision, which allows districts to
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October23

Funding committee vote supports $4,805 bill

In a narrow vote, K-12 education received a needed victory.   Members of the legislative interim committee charged with studying school funding voted 8-7 on Monday (Oct. 21) to support a bill that would ask the legislature to set the per-student allocation at $4,805 – the PSA’s highpoint in 2010. ASBSD has supported a return
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October17

Funding committee meets for fourth time on Monday

Committee members of the education funding study will likely meet for the fourth and likely final time on Monday at the Capitol Building in Pierre.   The study has focused on how the school funding formula affects a district’s decision to seek an opt-out or utilize special tax levies, funding’s effect on graduation and technology’s
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September27

Getting back to $4,805

One meeting likely remains in the legislative interim study of school funding. And while the results of the study remain murky, one solution is nearly universal among the K-12 education community: we need to get back to $4,805.   The number signifies the state’s per-student allocation highpoint, which was provided for the 2010-11 school year
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September24

School funding committee meets for third time

A school district’s decisions to opt-out or utilize capital outlay flexibility to help supplement their general fund were the final subjects up for analysis by the legislative interim committee on school funding at a meeting Monday (Sept. 23) in Pierre.   Yesterday’s meeting was the third for committee members charged with studying how the state’s
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September19

Funding Committee meets Monday

Monday brings the latest installment in the study of school funding by South Dakota legislators.   Members of the legislative interim committee will reconvene for the third time in Pierre to hear testimony on and discuss the decisions of local school district leaders to seek opt-outs and utilize capital outlay flexibility.   The committee is charged
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August22

School funding committee asks for input

With three meetings completed, the legislative interim committee charged with examining school funding will look at the decisions of local school district leaders to seek opt-outs and utilize capital outlay flexibility.   “We have heard the good side (of education). Now let’s look at the other side; the needs side,” Rep. Kathy Tyler said at
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August02

LETC passes Sentinel rules

Members of the Law Enforcement Training Commission approved rules for school districts planning to implement the school Sentinel program today (Aug. 2) with one minor adjustment, which was proposed by ASBSD Executive Director Dr. Wade Pogany.   The Sentinel bill – introduced as House Bill 1087 – was passed by the legislature and signed by
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