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February21

Two bills aim to adjust funding accountability

Two bills aimed at adjusting school funding accountability cleared their committee hearings on Tuesday (2/20).   Senate Education committee members passed Senate Bill 213, which revises certain education funding provisions, on a 5-1 vote. The bill was initially introduced as a vehicle bill.   SB 213 would tie a teacher compensation increase for the next
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February15

Cap Outlay adjustment bill comes out of comm.

A bill affecting capital outlay caps and obligations passed committee on Thursday (2/15).   On a 10-4 vote, House Taxation committee members passed House Bill 1240, which revises certain provisions regarding C/O funding for schools.   The bill increases the alternative capital outlay cap to $3,000 per student, up from $2,800 per student, and permits
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February12

Committee rejects policy mandate bill

School boards will continue to have control over facilities policy.   House Bill 1296, which requires each school board to establish a policy on the use of certain school district facilities by transgender persons, fell on a 11-1 vote by the House Judiciary committee on Monday (2/12).   ASBSD opposed the bill.   “The issue
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February08

House Approps pass one, pass over another

Two bills, two actions in appropriations on Thursday (2/8).   House Appropriations members passed House Bill 1166, provides the Joint or Interim Appropriations committee the power to approve, amend or deny teacher compensation waivers, on an 8-1 vote.   ASBSD supported the bill.   “This gives (the committee) some flexibility to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’
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February05

Two bills trek towards the Senate

Two bills trekked across the Capitol building hall towards the Senate this week.   House Bill 1221, which expands the partners in education tax credit program, passed the House Education committee on a 13-0 vote and the House on a 62-5 vote.   Sen. Kevin Killer said the addition would make one new school eligible
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February02

One two-year averaging bill bounced by comm.

The first of two state aid enrollment calculation adjustment bills fell in committee on Friday (2/2)   House Appropriators defeated House Bill 1135, which permits school districts to use two-year averaging when calculating enrollment for state aid purposes, on a 5-3 vote.   “This is a broad issue with school districts,” Rep. Tona Rozum, the
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January05

Make 2018 your district’s safest yet

Make 2018 your district’s safest yet with help from ASBSD and SafeSchools.   ASBSD and SafeSchools have partnered to bring each of our member districts access to a market-leading training system to meet your staff’s training needs with members of ASBPT’s Workers’ Compensation fund and  Property/Liability fund receiving access at no cost and all other ASBSD members receive
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December06

Appropriators weigh in on waivers

Appropriators weighed in on the waivers received by school districts who did not meet one or both school finance accountability targets.   At Tuesday’s (12/5) legislative Joint Appropriations Committee meeting, appropriators unanimously approved 15 outright and 14 conditional waivers previously granted by the School Finance Accountability Board.   The mandates, which required 85 percent of the total state
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December05

Secretary Schopp: Four Decades Serving Public Education

Next week South Dakota will bid farewell to a staple in education in the state.   After four decades serving public education South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp is set to retire with her final day in the department on Friday, December 15.   “We’re going to miss working with and alongside Secretary Schopp,”
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November27

Accountability board weighs in on waivers, approves final report

This month, members of the School Finance Accountability Board met to determine the fate of waivers presented to them from school districts who did not meet one, or both, mandates tied to ensure an increase to teacher salaries and approve their final report to the legislative Appropriations committee.   “This very important work, which is
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