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April04

ASBSD Awareness Campaign

  With legislative session concluding last week, the focus of our communication turns to a new campaign.   It’s a campaign we hope improves our information delivery, interactivity and overall awareness of what we do for you, the many school board members and administrators we serve.   It’s a campaign that requires ASBSD to take
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March30

Affordable Care Act FAQ

As the Affordable Care Act continues its staggered march towards implementation, the number of questions on how the law affects a school district’s health insurance plan remain, almost staggeringly, unanswered.   This is where the Associated School Board Protective Trust steps in. We’ve compiled a list of questions, ranging from general to specific in nature,
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March28

Guest Post: Enhance Student Learning by Creating a Healthier School Environment

By Kari Senger, South Dakota Healthy Schools Program Manager   The research is clear: healthy, properly nourished and fit students are better able to concentrate on their work, attend school on a regular basis and perform well in class and on tests.   Founded in 2005, by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association,
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January25

ASBSD Legislative Day

For the third straight year, ASBSD invites school board members, superintendents and business managers from member districts toLegislative Day on Tuesday, February 19.   ASBSD Legislative Day is a day of advocacy and action in support of public education. School board members and administrators are invited to Pierre to learn about the latest status of bills
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January25

ASBSD Weekly Legislative Roundup

“Sentinel” bill passes committee   Following almost three hours of testimony and discussion spread acrosstwo days, the House Education committee passed an amended version of House Bill 1087 by an 8-7 vote this morning. The bill moves to the House floor for hearing next week.   The bill would allow school boards to “create, establish and supervise” a “sentinel” program that would arm
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January08

Changes coming for open meeting laws?

During his State of the State Address, Governor Dennis Daugaard referenced the progress of his “Better Government” initiative, which includes more openness in South Dakota government.   “Open government had a banner year in 2012 with the formation of the Open Meeting Task Force,” Daugaard declared during the address.   The task force, appointed by
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