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September14

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2020 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics.   Delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2021 legislative session.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for the upcoming
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September13

Updates made to 2021 ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

The latest iterations of ASBSD’s legislative platform for the 2021 legislative session are available for review.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly.   This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 20. At this time, ASBSD is planning
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September12

Opportunity to submit a resolution for the 2020 Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of the association.   Download the resolutions and standing positions here.   As member districts, you have the opportunity to vote on the resolutions and standing positions each year at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 20.   Before Delegate Assembly, your district also has the opportunity to
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September09

ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!

Complete training individually, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home with ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!   School Board U is our online training site to cover your training needs and enhance your knowledge of school board work.   Your SBU training will consist of an interactive video presented by
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July08

2020 ASBSD-SASD Virtual Convention sessions, schedule set

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually on Thursday, August 6 and will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote speech from Devin Hughes of The Orange Frog group followed by 15 live breakout sessions covering a variety of topics and a panel discussion on the upcoming school year with state officials, with EACH
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March28

Cap Outlay compromise bill passed, signed into law

In its final vote, a compromise bill on capital outlay provisions proved to have overwhelming support.   House members passed Senate Bill 170, which revises certain provisions regarding school district capital outlay funds, on a 65-3 vote. Among the four votes it took between two committees and two chambers, the bill only had four “No” votes.
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March27

New provision for C/O fund purchases put in statute

It wasn’t unanimous, but a new provision for purchases with capital outlay reached the Governor’s desk.   House members voted 50-18 to pass Senate Bill 174, which permits capital outlay funding to be used to purchase or renew instructional software. Votes on the bill had previously been all “Yes.”   “Today’s modern classroom is so
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March27

Amended C/O certificate referendum bill bounced by Sen. comm.

Committee member downed an amended bill that would have set precedent in the bond elections of school districts.   On a 6-0 vote, Senate Education committee members defeated House Bill 1263, which requires school district bond elections to have 30 percent voter turnout to be valid.   ASBSD opposed the bill.   “This is a
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March06

Policy Alert: Finance 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 Gerry Kaufman   The ASBSD Policy Review Committee updated
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March03

Compromise on Capital Outlay fund changes awaits one more vote

A compromise on revisions to the different capital outlay provisions is getting closer.   Just one legislative hurdle remains for Senate Bill 170, which revises certain provisions regarding school district capital outlay funds, after last week (2/25) Senators passed it on a 35-0 vote and on Monday (3/2) House Education committee members passed it 12-0. ASBSD
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