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February12

2019 Legislative Cracker Barrels

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.   Please
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February11

Join ASBSD & COSA online for an upcoming School Law Webinar

The best minds in school law in South Dakota are bringing their vast knowledge and information to you in a series of eight School Law Webinars.   Administrators attending can earn 1 CEU hour and Board members attending can earn 20 ALL points for their board!   Join COSA and ASBSD one afternoon a month
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February10

Senate sends open meeting amendment bill to House

Flexibility in open meeting requirements found favor in the Senate.   Senate Bill 91, which revises open meeting requirements, passed the Senate State Affairs committee on a 9-0 vote and the full Senate on a 30-0 vote.   ASBSD supports the bill, which amends the public comment period at meetings by putting the period with
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February07

2019 School Board Recognition Week set for February 18-22

South Dakota School Board Recognition Week is the time to recognize the men and women who dedicated their time and energy to serving on your locally elected school board.   “School Board Recognition Week presents your district an opportunity to publicly thank the men and women who serve on your local board of education,” ASBSD
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February07

Motto bill backed by Senate

Permitting public schools the option to decide if they wish to post the national motto in their buildings passed the halfway point of the legislative process.   Senators passed Senate Bill 55, which allows public schools to display the national motto of the United States in their school buildings, on a 27-7 vote.   Sen.
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February06

Advocate at the Capitol at the 2019 ASBSD Legislative Day

ASBSD invites school board members and administrators from member districts to our 2019 Legislative Day on Tuesday, February 19.   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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February06

2019 ASBSD guide for current and potential school board members

ASBSD’s guide will prepare new, current and potential school board candidates for their role on the board.   ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randy Royer has revised and updated a brief video guide (and printable presentation) to share with new, current and potential school board members.   “The latest edition of the guide walks interested individuals through the steps of becoming a
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February06

Access to opioid antagonists for schools approved by Senate

A bill allowing schools access to opioid antagonists crossed the Capitol hall.   On a 33-0 vote, Senators passed Senate Bill 84, which permits a school district to possess and, if needed, administer opioid antagonists.   SB 84 permits a school board to acquire opioid antagonists, as it would be directed in state law and administrative
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February05

2019 ASBSD Board of Director’s elections

The 2019 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 700-1,399 Chamberlain, Eagle Butte and Winner Central region with enrollment 1,400-9,999 Pierre and Todd County Northeast region with enrollment 265 and Under Arlington, Big
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February04

Education comm. amends, passes motto bill

After some debate, a bill permitting the posting of the national motto in schools passed committee.   Senate Bill 55, which allows public schools to display the national motto of the United States in their school buildings, was amended and passed by the Senate Education committee.   Initially, SB 55 required school districts to post
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