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December03

2018 ASBSD Board of Director’s elections

The 2018 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 266-699 Northeast region with enrollment 266-699 Northeast region with enrollment 700-1,399 Southeast region with enrollment 265 & Under Western region with enrollment 1,400-9,999 All
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December02

Appoint your district’s Legislative Action Network member

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 2018 legislative session just two months away, we’re preparing for session by activating ASBSD LAN, which is designed to activate local school board members to communicate to legislators the
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December01

SafeSchools testimonials and December’s School Safety Matters newsletter

SafeSchools’ latest School Safety Newsletter is now available.   Give the December edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter links to a newer SafeSchools course on Communication Skills and Style, shares information on Human Trafficking Awareness and much more with readers.     For a slightly more than a year, ASBSD
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November22

Legislative direction set at Delegate Assembly

Seventy-six delegates approved ASBSD’s legislative direction for the upcoming session recently.   Delegates ratified 28 resolutions and 11 standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2018 legislative session, at ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly.   Click here to review the resolutions and click here to review the standing positions.   “Our work as school boards is
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November21

ASBSD Board meets for final time in 2017

ASBSD’s Board of Directors met for the final time in 2017 prior to ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly.   Board members again reviewed the Association’s 28 resolutions and 11 standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2018 legislative session, and approved ASBSD’s Advocacy Priorities prior to their presentation to the delegates.     Read a recap
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November20

Train your staff with SafeSchools

For a slightly more than a year, ASBSD and SafeSchools have partnered to bring each of our member districts access to a market-leading training system to meet your staff’s training needs.   “The training courses are all school-focused,” ASBSD CFO and ASBPT Director Matt Flett said. “Each piece of content is relevant and applicable to
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November19

Five new schools join ASBSD’s Online Policy Community

ASBSD’s online policy services community added FIVE new members recently.   The Deuel, Dupree, Haakon, Lemmon and Sisseton School Districts joined 14 other South Dakota school districts in simplifying their school board policy process with help from ASBSD.   “The school board and administration wanted to revise existing policy to reflect current issues and legislation,”
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November18

Fall’s ALL Scoreboard

ASBSD’s fall event schedule has come to a close and with that we’ve tallied up ALL points and found the most active school boards thus far in the 2017-18 school year.   Forty-three school boards have earned an ALL award distinction already – compared to 48 that earned an award level all of last year
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November16

S.D.’s Open Meetings Law Brochure updated

South Dakota’s Open Meetings Law Brochure has been updated and recently published.   ASBSD assisted in the preparation of the brochure, which is a guide to South Dakota’s Open Meetings Law, and encourages board members and administrators to review it to stay up-to-date on the all-important statutes.   Download the Open Meetings Law Brochure here.
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November02

Suicide prevention training provided by ASBSD and SafeSchools

SafeSchools offers South Dakota school districts a one hour suicide awareness and prevention training course, which meets the state’s training requirement for the initial certificate and renewal certificate of a teacher, administrator or other educational professional.   The Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention training requirement comes from the passage of 2016’s Senate Bill 129, which establishes certain suicide awareness
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