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May19

2017 Conflict of Interest Q and A

A bill updating the conflict of interest statute was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Dennis Daugaard during the 2017 legislative session.   To assist school district officials understand the updates made to the law, ASBSD has put together a Q and A document to help you navigate through the law,
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May18

Policy Alert: Updated Conflict of Interest sample policy

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.     By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services   ASBSD recently wrote a new sample policy: AH Conflict of Interest Disclosure and
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May17

p-Card program generates $66K in rebates

For the fifth year in a row the p-Card Program grew.   Sponsored by ASBSD, in partnership with the Illinois Association of Business Officials (IASBO), the p-Card Program reached 28 members who received more than $66,000 in rebates.   The p-Card operates similarly to a credit card and with more districts participating in the program and more dollars spent with the
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May15

Register for the Premier Learning Event for Board Members and Administrators

South Dakota’s premier learning event for school board members and administrators is now open for registration.   Interact with and learn from your fellow board members and administrators at the 2017 ASBSD-SASD Convention, which will feature insightful general session speakers and informative breakout sessions, as well as many different exhibitors offering great services to K-12 education, on Thursday
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May14

ALL points adding up as year nears end

Although the school year is near the end and summer set to begin, school boards will continue their work.   As you continue your work, your board still has a chance to earn points towards ASBSD’s Board Recognition Program – ALL: Act, Learn, Lead.   ALL recognizes board members’ participation in outside activities, board development and
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May13

Let’s honor the efforts of those enhancing education

It’s time to honor those who give their time and effort to enhance education in their district.   We’re encouraging your district to submit candidates for ASBSD’s School Board Award of Excellence, Outstanding School Board Member of the Year, Community Service Award and Longevity Award.   “Those individuals and boards who dedicate their time and effort
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May12

Help ASBSD connect with your new board members

With school board elections getting underway this month a host of new board members will be set to join school boards across the state.   ASBSD would like to begin communicating with them and acclimating them to our many services, but we need the help of superintendents, business managers and current board members.   “We
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May01

May edition of the School Safety Newsletter

The May edition of the SafeSchools’ School Safety Newsletter is now available.   Give the latest edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter provides information on SafeSchools’ updated bullying prevention training course, their new threat assessment course, school bus safety offerings and much more.     ASBSD and SafeSchools have partnered to bring all
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April26

ASBSD Board meets in Rapid City

ASBSD’s Board of Directors convened in Rapid City recently for their second meeting of 2017.   Board members were treated to a presentation by students and staff of the Ateyapi Mentoring Program. The program is led by American Indian mentors who are drug and alcohol free, and knowledgeable about Lakota culture.     Traditional Lakota
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April18

Free webinars covering SafeSchools courses

ASBSD and SafeSchools invite you to an informative webinar session to learn how you can access hundreds of school focused courses for your district at no charge!   SafeSchools Training, which partnered with ASBSD last fall to bring all member districts access to a market-leading training system, is a web-based training and compliance system designed
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