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January06

Meet the 2017 House Education committee

There will be plenty of fresh faces in room 413 of the Capitol Building when the House Education committee convenes for its meeting of the 2017 legislative session.   Only five of the 15 committee members served on House Ed. last year, with six of the 10 new committee members being freshmen legislators, as well.
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January06

Meet the 2017 Senate Education committee

Despite replacing five of members from last year’s Senate Education committee, the legislators prepped to review bills that will affect South Dakota schools are no strangers to education.   Sen. Jim Bolin will take the lead as Chair of the seven member committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m.
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January02

Legislative resources for the 2017 session

The 2017 legislative session begins next week (Jan. 10) and ASBSD has you covered for coverage of the daily occurrences in the legislature.   Four ASBSD resources will help you keep up-to-date on the 92nd legislative session and informed about ASBSD Bill Tracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Bill Tracker provides
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January02

Legislative session’s key dates in 2017

With just a week before the 2017 legislative session begins, it’s time to take a look at the schedule of the 92nd session.   The first of the 38 days in the 92nd legislative session’s calendar is on Tuesday, January 10 with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s penultimate State of the State Address.     Friday, February 3 marks
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December31

ALL Scoreboard through 2016

2016 brought a new way for ASBSD to honor the tireless work of South Dakota’s school boards.   ASBSD’s Board Recognition Program – ALL: Act, Learn, Lead – which recognizes board members’ participation in outside activities, board development and training, and demonstrated leadership at a variety of levels, was introduced and boards earned points.   School boards
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December12

ASBSD’s legislative direction set at Delegate Assembly

Winter weather put the initial ASBSD Delegate Assembly date on hold and brought its blusteriness to the day again, but didn’t stop 70 delegates from setting the Association’s legislative direction for the 2017 session.   “ASBSD and school board members unite to form is a powerful grassroots advocacy network that helps lead public education forward
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December12

ASBSD enrollment categories updated by Board of Directors

ASBSD’s governance structure received an update as the ASBSD Board of Directors voted in favor of bringing the Association’s enrollment categories up-to-date based on enrollment figures from the 2015-16 school year.   The updated enrollment categories take effect immediately, as the 2017 ASBSD Board of Directors election cycle is set to begin soon. Learn more
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December11

SFAB holds first reading of admin rules, approves waiver docs

School Finance Accountability Board members met for the final time in 2016, reading the board’s rules for the first time and approving the cash balance and teacher compensation waivers.   SFAB’s rules outline the different facets of the board’s work including the waiver request process, which requires waiver requests be submitted to the board before
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December11

Gov’s budget proposal includes one percent increase for schools

Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed a one percent increase in funding for K-12 schools at his budget address for fiscal year 2018.   The proposed increase brings $6.8 million in new money to schools and the one percent increase was higher than what was required by law, as inflation came in at 0.3 percent.   “We’re
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December01

Delegate Assembly rescheduled for December 7

  ASBSD Delegate Assembly will be held on Wednesday, December 7 in Pierre at the Ramkota RiverCentre (920 West Sioux Ave.) beginning at 1 p.m. and concluding at approximately 5 p.m.     Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for the upcoming legislative session.   If you have questions, please contact Tyler at tpickner@asbsd.org or at
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