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January17

UPDATED: Negotiated Agreement Workshops’ schedule changed

ASBSD is bringing the latest in our lineup of events aimed at assisting school board members and administrators with the negotiations process.   PLEASE NOTE the date for the workshop in PIERRE HAS CHANGED: Thursday, January 17 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Rapid City Thursday, January 31
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January16

LAN Training Schedule Revamped

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 2019 legislative session having begun, we need LAN members to be read to communicate to legislators the positions of ASBSD and their local board on legislative issues relating to public
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January15

House Ed. and House advance two education bills

Committee members wasted no time in acting on legislation in House Ed.   In their first committee meeting of the 2019 legislative session, House Education committee members unanimously passed two education related bills.   House Bill 1001, which requires the recalculation of the special education disability levels’ amount allocation to take place every two years,
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January11

2019 Legislative Cracker Barrels

Legislative Cracker Barrels in your area offer access to your local legislators, as well as the chance to hear their answers on a variety of legislative topics.   Below you will find a list of dates and locations of legislative cracker barrels being held throughout South Dakota that have been posted thus far.   Please
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January10

Gov. Noem notes ed. initiatives in inaugural State of the State

Gov. Kristi Noem touched on a few K-12 topics during her inaugural State of the State address on Tuesday (1/8).   Among those topics was a proposed requirement that every high school graduate be able to pass the United States Citizenship exam.   “Civics needs to reemerge,” Gov. Noem said during her address, adding that
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January09

Revenue figures bounce back, budget talks about to begin

The holiday shopping season brought in the green to keep state revenue figures out of the red.   Revenue collections in December came in slightly more than $10 million higher than what the legislature adopted for the month during last year’s legislative session. The December figures were a needed rebound over November’s numbers, which were
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January08

Meet the 2019 Senate Education Committee

Three new members join four committee veterans to deal with education issues on the committee level in the Senate this session.   Sen. Alan Solano takes the reigns as Chair of the seven-member Senate Education committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m.   Let’s meet the committee members:   Sen.
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January06

Meet the 2019 House Education Committee

Two-thirds of this session’s education committee on the House side will be different than the year prior.   House Education, which will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:45 a.m., welcomes 10 new members – including four first time legislators – to the 15-member committee in 2019. Rep. Lana Greenfield will serve as committee Chair
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January04

Legislative resources for the 2019 session

The 2019 legislative session begins on Tuesday (Jan. 8) 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 94th 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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January03

Legislative session’s key dates in 2019

The 2019 legislative session begins soon and the 94th legislative session features more than a few key days.   This year’s session contains two more days than last year’s and kicks off with Gov. Kristi Noem’s first State of the State address on Tuesday, January 8.   Gov. Noem also plans to hold an additional
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