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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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January01

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.   Join ASBSD Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman and expert School Law Attorney Rodney Freeman as they review the collective bargain process and examine the negotiated agreements of school districts
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December09

Gov. Daugaard proposes 2.3 percent increase in state aid

In his final budget address, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed schools receive a 2.3 percent increase in state aid for Fiscal Year 2020.   The proposed increase in state aid meets the statutory requirement of schools receiving the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) or 3 percent, whichever is less, as CPI-W came in at 2.3 percent for
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December08

Ask your legislators if they’ll follow the state funding law

Now is the time to get your legislators in to your schools, at your board meetings or in any venue and ask them if they support the school funding expectation set forth in state law and in the state Constitution.   “We’re talking about an expectation in state law for funding schools and you, as
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December06

Delegates determine focus of ASBSD for session

School board members descended on Pierre to don the role of Delegate and do due diligence in determining the legislative focus of ASBSD.   “Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics,” ASBSD President Tom Farrell, of Madison
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December05

ASBSD Board of Directors convenes prior to Delegate Assembly

The ASBSD Board of Directors convened their most recent meeting prior to this year’s Delegate Assembly.   The Board approved the legislative priorities presented to the Delegates – and eventually approved – at assembly; they included: C1 School Funding C7 State Aid Inflation Factor C4 Capital Outlay Adjustments B9 Behavioral and Mental Health Resources Read
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November24

Revenue collection ahead of collection one-third through FY19

One-third of the way through the 2019 fiscal year and South Dakota’s revenue collection is ahead of schedule.   Revenue collected through October – as reported by S.D. BFM –  is nearly $3 million ahead of projections adopted by the South Dakota Legislature during legislative session this year. July and September collections were in the
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November03

ASBSD Board of Directors meeting agenda – November, 2018

Below you will find the meeting agenda for the ASBSD Board of Directors meeting being held in Pierre, SD on Thursday, November 15. A PDF version of the agenda can be downloaded on the Publications & Forms page.   ASBSD Board of Directors Meeting Ramkota RiverCentre, 11:00 a.m., Pierre, SD   Call to Order – President Farrell 1.1 Welcome/Introductions
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November02

Get your delegate to the 2018 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics.   Delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2019 legislative session. This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 16
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October19

Discuss the latest in K-12 education at a 2018 Region Meeting

Discuss the latest in K-12 education with fellow board members and administrators at an ASBSD Region Meeting this Fall.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will visit nine locations across South Dakota to discuss potential legislation for the 2019 session and gather feedback on ASBSD’s legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions, as well as detail the latest services
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