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December02

Delegates discuss capital outlay

The future of capital outlay generated a spirited discussion at last month’s ASBSD Delegate Assembly.     Read more about Delegate Assembly here.   A majority of delegates from 81 member districts voted to approve a new resolution – C9 Capital Outlay Compromise – that supports a potential compromise with elements that could benefit school
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November20

Districts set legislative direction at Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to voice your district’s legislative agenda and establish your state school board association’s legislative direction.   It is essential for member districts to appoint a delegate and have them attend Delegate Assembly to vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which dictate the legislative direction of the
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November20

Task Force votes to support Cap Outlay levy growth limit

Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Ag Land Task Force voted to support a proposed bill that would limit the growth of the capital outlay levy of a school district to 3 percent or the change in CPI-W, whichever is a greater, at their meeting on Tuesday (Nov. 18).   In addition to the cap
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November18

Capital outlay talks intensify, review expected at Delegate Assembly

A discussion related to limiting a school district’s capital outlay levy and its potential growth have intensified recently and is likely to spawn discussion at ASBSD’s upcoming Delegate Assembly (Friday, Nov. 21), which is where member districts set the legislative direction of the Association by voting on resolutions and standing positions.   Amid speculation of
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November13

Ag Land Task Force to meet, discuss capital outlay

The South Dakota Legislature’s Ag Land Task Force will meet next week with two items on their agenda that could potentially affect our public schools.   To listen to the meeting, click on this link – http://legis.sd.gov/Interim/Meetings.aspx?Session=2014 – and then click the SDPB logo in the far right column.   First up, Division of Property and
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November07

November edition of the Bulletin

As part of ASBSD’s on-going effort to be your source for the latest information, commentary and training for K-12 education, we’re posting our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin covers ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network, previews ASBSD Delegate Assembly, announces the 2014 Election Workshop dates and much more.   Click here to view the online
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October14

Capital Outlay discussion ongoing

If you’ve had a chance to attend one of the ASBSD region meetings this fall you know legislative issues were a big part of the discussion, especially talk about potential legislation that would limit capital outlay growth.   Check out the remaining dates on the Region Meeting schedule here.   The topic of limiting growth
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October07

ASBSD’s October edition of The Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin previews ASBSD Delegate Assembly, recaps the important legislative conversations being had at ASBSD’s Region Meetings, announces the end of The Bulletin and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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October05

Cap outlay, other revenue and teacher pay discussed at Region Meeting

The potential for a major shift in three aspects of K-12 funding dominated discussion at the recent ASBSD Region Meeting in Brookings, as it did in Beresford the night before and as it is expected to at each subsequent meeting.   At the Brookings meeting, representatives from 11 school districts were presented with potentially landscape-shifting
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October01

Review of new, deleted and amended resolutions and standing positions

One of the most important steps in ASBSD’s preparation for legislative session each year is Delegate Assembly.   ASBSD Delegate Assembly establishes the legislative direction of the Association and with the 2015 legislative session just three months away, it’s time for our member districts to appoint a delegate and review our proposed resolutions and standing positions.
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