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May20

Policy Alert: Community Use of School Facilities

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services  
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May19

Policy Alert: Prohibition Against Aiding or Abetting Sexual Abuse

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services  
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May18

ASBSD Board of Directors meet, tour Ellsworth Air Force Base

Members of the ASBSD Board of Directors convened in Western South Dakota in April.   Board members toured Ellsworth Air Force Base in Box Elder prior to the meeting.     “It was an honor to have the opportunity to tour Ellsworth Air Force Base,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “The Board Members soaked
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May17

Legislative Interim committee studying Special Education appointed

The group charged to take on the in-depth legislative study of special education in South Dakota has been appointed.   Fourteen members – five legislators and nine other individuals – will serve on the Special Education Interim Legislative Committee, which was created by the passage of Senate Bill 3 during this year’s legislative session.  
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May14

2019’s Best and Brightest Honored for Academic Excellence

The best and brightest from the Class of 2019 were honored for their academic achievements at the 29th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday (4/29).     In conjunction with Gov. Kristi Noem, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota invited more than 200 students, who were identified as the top one percent
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May01

ASBSD/COSA School Law Webinar recordings available

The best minds in school law in South Dakota brought their vast knowledge and information to you in a series of eight School Law Webinars.   Administrators can earn 1 CEU hour and Board members attending can earn 20 ALL points for their board!   The school law experts from COSA and ASBSD covered eight,
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April29

Tribal Regalia at Graduation Ceremonies

As your district’s 2019 graduation date approaches, ASBSD wants to remind schools that any student choosing to wear an eagle plume or eagle feather during the graduation ceremony must be allowed to do so.   In 2018, the legislature passed House Bill 1252, which prohibits certain government entities from prohibiting any person from wearing traditional tribal
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April02

Schools receive 2.5 percent increase as Gov. signs budget, levy bills

With the governor’s signature on the final few bills left in legislative session, South Dakota schools are officially set to receive a 2.5 percent increase in state aid for the 2019-20 school year.   On Wednesday (3/27), Gov. Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 191, which appropriates funds for the FY2020 general fund budget, and Senate
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April01

Legislature leaves session divided on Partridge Amendment plan

The two legislative chambers left the 2019 session still divided on how to adjust the state sales tax rate.   House and Senate members agreed to wait until next year to deal with the Partridge Amendment after a legislative conference committee could not come to an agreement on House Bill 1265, which adjusts the Partridge Amendment and permits
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April01

Submit your Breakout Session proposal for the 2019 ASBSD-SASD Convention

The premier learning event for South Dakota school board members and administrators is seeking people to share their expertise and knowledge with the large contingent of school leaders who will attend the 2019 ASBSD-SASD Convention.   The ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on Thursday and Friday, August 8-9.   Download
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