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January28

First capital outlay bill falls, but conversation started on issue

The conversation surrounding solutions for capital outlay got started on Monday (1/27).   Senate Taxation members may have defeated Senate Bill 67, which amends the Capital Outlay levy for sparse school districts, on a 6-1 vote, but they heard from individuals representing schools that a solution was needed and another bill forthcoming. ASBSD was monitoring
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January28

Three, FREE LAN Update webinars remain

ASBSD plans to hold three, free ASBSD LAN Update webinars beginning at 7 p.m. (Central) for LAN members to discuss their role as a LAN member, advocating strategies and provide updates from the 2020 legislative session. The webinars are scheduled for: Thursday, Jan. 30 Webinar (Go To Webinar Link) Wednesday, Feb. 5 Webinar (Go To
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January27

School law and security lead topics for School Law Webinars

The School Law Webinar series is returning to connect you with the best minds in school law and security.   Join COSA and ASBSD as our school law experts cover seven key legal and security topics affecting school districts in an hour-long webinar, which will also feature time for you to get your questions about
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January27

Nebelsick shares state of public schools with committee

At their first committee meeting of the session, one group of legislators focused on education got synopsis of the challenges facing South Dakota’s public school districts.   Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick shared the “state of our public schools” with members of the House Education committee last week (1/22), touching on students, test scores and teachers
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January26

Advocate at the Capitol at the 2020 ASBSD Legislative Day

ASBSD invites school board members and administrators from member districts to our 2020 Legislative Day on Tuesday, February 18.   ASBSD Legislative Day is a day of advocacy and action in support of public education and school board members will be honored for their service to public education as part of South Dakota School Board Recognition Week.  
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January26

Earn ALL points by attending a 2020 Legislative Cracker Barrel

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.   Earn
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January26

Bill strengthening JAG program in S.D. passed by comm.

A bill aimed at increasing participation in the Jobs for America’s Graduates program across the state made its way out of committee last week (1-23).   On a 7-0 vote, the Senate Education committee passed Senate Bill 39, which creates Jobs for SD’s Graduates program and special donation fund.   The public-private partnership program would
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January25

Two bills advance from House Education

Two bills started the legislative process by proceeding forward.   House Bill 1031, which revises certain provisions regarding school district fiduciary funds, passed the House Education committee and the full House on unanimous votes, recently.   S.D. DOE Finance Management Director Cody Stoeser called it a “clean up bill to align some language with governmental
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January25

2020 School Board Recognition Week set for Feb. 17-21

South Dakota School Board Recognition Week is the time to recognize the men and women who dedicate their time and energy to serving on your locally elected school board.   “Join school districts across the state in thanking the men and women who served on their local public school board during School Board Recognition Week,”
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January21

Meet the 2020 House Education committee

Every member of the House Education committee will return to their post.   The 15-member House Education committee, which will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:45 a.m., brings every member back for the 2020 legislative session with Rep. Lana Greenfield serving as committee chair for her second year.   Let’s get to know the
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