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February11

Proposed percentage change in cap outlay votes passes comm.

Change may be coming to the capital outlay fund of school districts in larger ways, but a victory was struck for the fund at Wednesday’s (2/11) Senate Local Government committee meeting.   Committee members voted 4-3 in favor of Senate Bill 183, which lowers the percentage of supporting votes needed from 60 to 55 percent
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January11

Previewing the 2015 Legislative Session

Business is about to pick up in Pierre.   One hundred and five legislators descend on the Capitol City on Tuesday for the start of the 90th legislative session.   The 2015 calendar features 39 legislative days with Governor Dennis Daugaard’s State of the State Address kicking off session on Tuesday (Jan. 13).   Other key session days
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January06

ASBSD’s legislative direction

One of the most important steps in ASBSD’s preparation for legislative session each year is Delegate Assembly.   The legislative direction of the Association is set with approval of resolutions and standing positions by member districts.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.   For the 2015 legislative session,
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December08

ASBSD’s final edition of the Bulletin

ASBSD is proud to send you the final edition of our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin shares information on the Governor’s proposed increase to K-12 funding, outcomes of Delegate Assembly and much more.   Click here to view the online edition or download the easy-to-print PDF edition, which is attached.   We
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December02

Delegates set legislative direction for ASBSD at Assembly

Delegates from 81 school districts voted to set the legislative direction of ASBSD at last month’s Delegate Assembly. The voting school board members approved 11 standing positions and 30 resolutions.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.  
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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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