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August26

Sales tax, state aid and the start of the fiscal year

It’s been three months since the State implemented the half-penny sales tax the legislature passed.   House Bill 1182 provided the means for schools to raise teacher salaries based on the infusion of $67 million into the new state aid formula. As expected, school districts provided raises to teachers using those funds through their collective
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August15

ASBSD Board meets prior to Convention

The ASBSD Board ushered in a new year at their August meeting, which was held just before the 2016 ASBSD-SASD Convention.     Anita Peterson, Haakon School Board Member, took the reigns as president with the passing of the gavel from Eric Stroeder, Mobridge-Pollock School Board President. Read about it here.   Along with the
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August04

2016-17 ASBSD Events Calendar

Get ready for ASBSD’s 2016-17 acting, learning and leading events.   Visit our Events Page or download the calendar and review all the events we’ll be hosting for the upcoming year.   ASBSD starts the fiscal year with a new spin on a past event as we’ll be hosting three School Board President Workshops on
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June28

Policy Alert: Conflict of Interest legislation

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district.     By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services   House Bill 1214, the new law that prohibits school board members and
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