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December10

School law and security lead topics for upcoming 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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December09

Policy Alert: Student Related Policies

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 Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman  
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December09

2020 Collective Bargaining Seminars scheduled in January

Prepare for the 2020 collective bargaining process at one of three ASBSD workshops aimed to inform and assist your school board.   ASBSD Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman and School Attorney Rodney Freeman will bring their vast knowledge of the collective bargaining process to three Collective Bargaining Seminars in January.   Each
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December08

Online sales tax collection continues to be cloudy

Discussion revolving around online sales tax revenue returned to the legislature recently.   Legislative Research Council representatives Wenzel Cummings and Jeff Mehlhaff appeared before the Legislature’s Executive Board recently (12/3), just a few weeks after (11/19)  sharing information on Sales Tax Reduction from Remote Sales with the committee.   At the November meeting, the Executive Board voted
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December08

LAN Members needed for 2020 session

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 2020 legislative session just two months away, we’re preparing for session by activating ASBSD LAN, which is designed to engage local school board members to communicate to legislators the
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December07

ASBSD President appointed to national committee

ASBSD President Denise Lutkemeier was appointed to a national committee recently.   Lutkemeier was appointed to the National School Board Association’s Policies and Resolutions Committee by NSBA President ElizaBeth Branham.   “I am deeply honored by President Branham’s appointment to NSBA’s Policy and Resolutions Committee,” Lutkemeier said.   “It is an exciting opportunity to sit
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December07

2020 ASBSD Board of Director’s elections

The 2020 election cycle for the ASBSD Board of Directors is about to begin and seats in the following regions and enrollment categories will be up for election: Central region with enrollment 265 & Under Agar-Blunt-Onida, Bowdle, Colome Consolidated, Edmunds Central, Eureka, Gettysburg, Herried, Highmore-Harrold, Hoven, Jones County, McIntosh, Selby Area, Smee and South Central Northeast
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December06

Special Education comm. completes interim report

Recommendations have emerged from the legislative committee charged with studying special education.   Last month, the Special Education Interim Legislative Committee concluded their in-depth look at special education without formal recommendations being acted upon or presented to the Legislature’s Executive Board members at their November meeting.   Recently, however, the final interim committee report to the Executive
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December05

BIT providing free cybersecurity assessment for schools

South Dakota school districts cannot ignore their risk of facing a cybersecurity breach.   To avoid a breach, South Dakota’s Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) and the Department of Education are partnering to expand the DDN services to include Cybersecurity Risk Assessments with a goal to ensure a school employs the technology, policies and
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December04

SLRMA seeking input from members

ASBSD’s school risk management partner is seeking feedback from members.   School Leaders Risk Management Association (SLRMA), which provides FREE access to risk management resources and many other valuable checklists to ASBSD members, wants to hear from their members on the service provided to them.   Click here to take the 2019 SLRMA Member Survey   The survey
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