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January17

Principals and superintendents discuss topics with House Ed.

A group of superintendents and principals discussed significant topics within and issues facing public schools with the House Education Committee on Wednesday (1/17).   Spearfish West Elementary Principal Nick Gottlob said school districts “focus on the elements we can control” but often deal with “children who are victims of crisis.”   “There’s only so many
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January16

School district election info bill passes comm. and Senate

Education committee members and Senators passed a bill mandating the posting of specific school board and district election information.   On a 5-2 vote, Senate Education committee members passed Senate Bill 66, which requires school boards to post information related to school district elections within their board minutes. The bill also passed the Senate on
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January15

Latest revenue report accounts for revised budget figures

South Dakota’s latest revenue report accounts for revisions to Fiscal Year 2018 budget.   At his December budget address, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed revenue figures for the FY18 budget at $20.3 million lower than the figures adopted by the legislature during the 2017 session.   The figures presented during the budget address resulted in a
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January03

Meet the 2018 House Education committee

Familiar faces will fill the Capitol Building’s room 413 in the morning hours when the House Education committee meets during the 2018 legislative session.   Nearly all 15 committee members that served on House Ed. last year return to the committee. Rep. Marli Wiese will take Rep. Craig Tieszen’s seat on the committee after his tragic
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January03

Meet the 2018 Senate Education committee

The entire Senate Education committee returns intact for the 2018 legislative session.   Sen. Jim Bolin continues as Chair of the seven member committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m.   Let’s meet the committee members:   Sen. Jim Bolin (District 16) enters his tenth year in the legislature with 2018
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January02

Legislative resources for the 2018 session

The 2018 legislative session begins next week (Jan. 9) 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 93rd legislative session, they include: ASBSD Bill Tracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Bill Tracker provides you
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January02

Legislative session’s key dates in 2018

The 2018 legislative session is fast approaching and it’s time to take a look at the schedule of the 93rd session.   The first of the 38 days in the 93rd legislative session’s calendar is on Tuesday, January 9 with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s final State of the State Address.   A little more than three weeks later
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January01

LAN training webinar on Wednesday (1/24)

Advocating on behalf of our public school system is an important job and ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network (LAN) steps up to take on that task.   With the 2018 legislative session just two months away, we’re preparing for session by activating ASBSD LAN, which is designed to activate local school board members to communicate to legislators the
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December22

Collections well below projections in latest revenue report

South Dakota’s avoided the worst of winter’s coldest weather, thus far, but the state’s revenue collection last month was below zero, per se.   November’s reported revenue collections came in lower than any other month thus far in fiscal year 2018 with actual collections coming in nearly $17 million lower than the projection adopted by
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December07

Declining revenue collection results in no proposed inflationary increase for K-12

Due declining revenue in South Dakota, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed no inflationary increase for K-12 education for fiscal year 2019 during his budget address on Tuesday (12/5).   “I cannot recommend inflationary increases, at all,” Gov. Daugaard said, adding that funding for education for the 2018-19 school year will be “tied to increasing student enrollment”
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