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July30

Convention: The Premier Learning Event for School Board Members and Administrators

Join your professional peers, ASBSD and SASD at the premier learning event for school board members and administrators. 2015 ASBSD-SASD Convention is scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday, August 6-7 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.     ASBSD and SASD are once again offering member school districts a great deal when they register 3 school
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June15

Blue Ribbon meeting locations, times scheduled

The six dates set for the South Dakota’s Blue Ribbon Task Force to meet now have times and meeting locations attached to them.   The goals of the Task Force include ensuring a quality system of schools that focuses on student success, a workforce of great teachers and an efficient, equitable education funding system that focuses on
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February21

Minor boundary change review proposed

A hoghouse amendment introduced Friday (2/20) proposes a review of the minor boundary change procedures of school districts.   Sen. Tim Rave said the minor boundary change provisions allowed in state law has resulted in an “ongoing problem” for school districts and lead to his amendment of Senate Bill 134, which calls for a one-year
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December08

ASBSD’s final edition of the Bulletin

ASBSD is proud to send you the final edition of our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin shares information on the Governor’s proposed increase to K-12 funding, outcomes of Delegate Assembly and much more.   Click here to view the online edition or download the easy-to-print PDF edition, which is attached.   We
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December03

Potential retirees outpace potential teachers

The latest study released by the South Dakota School Administrators on the teacher shortage shared even more troubling news as the number of retiring teachers in the state exceeds the number of teacher education majors enrolled in South Dakota’s higher education institutions that are ready to replace retirees.   SASD information from the South Dakota Retirement
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December02

Delegates discuss capital outlay

The future of capital outlay generated a spirited discussion at last month’s ASBSD Delegate Assembly.     Read more about Delegate Assembly here.   A majority of delegates from 81 member districts voted to approve a new resolution – C9 Capital Outlay Compromise – that supports a potential compromise with elements that could benefit school
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November20

Task Force votes to support Cap Outlay levy growth limit

Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Ag Land Task Force voted to support a proposed bill that would limit the growth of the capital outlay levy of a school district to 3 percent or the change in CPI-W, whichever is a greater, at their meeting on Tuesday (Nov. 18).   In addition to the cap
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November18

Capital outlay talks intensify, review expected at Delegate Assembly

A discussion related to limiting a school district’s capital outlay levy and its potential growth have intensified recently and is likely to spawn discussion at ASBSD’s upcoming Delegate Assembly (Friday, Nov. 21), which is where member districts set the legislative direction of the Association by voting on resolutions and standing positions.   Amid speculation of
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November13

Ag Land Task Force to meet, discuss capital outlay

The South Dakota Legislature’s Ag Land Task Force will meet next week with two items on their agenda that could potentially affect our public schools.   To listen to the meeting, click on this link – http://legis.sd.gov/Interim/Meetings.aspx?Session=2014 – and then click the SDPB logo in the far right column.   First up, Division of Property and
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November13

Planning committee reconvenes next week

After a two-month hiatus, the legislative planning committee will reconvene on Monday (Nov. 17) to continue their long-term study of K-12 funding.   You can listen to the meeting here – http://sdpb.sd.gov/player/413.html.    The committee will primarily focus on information review and planning on K-12 funding, with teacher pay likely to drive the discussion. Studies and
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