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April01

Download the 2014 ASBSD Legislative Summary

The 89th legislative summary concluded on Monday, March 31 with “Veto Day” and with the conclusion comes the publication of ASBSD’s 2014 Legislative Summary.     You can download the legislative summary here. Or visit our Publications and Forms page – link at the top of the homepage – and download the summary under the “2014
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February05

Flexibility for Capital Outlay finds support

Capital Outlay will remain the same, for now.   The House Education committee killed House Bill 1001, which called for a gradual reduction over a four-year period of the percentage of capital outlay funds that school districts could utilize as part of the flexibility provision prescribed by law, on a 9-5 vote on Wednesday.  
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February02

Is change coming to Capital Outlay?

Is change coming to a school district’s capital outlay fund?   The question gained credence at Thursday’s Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources committee meeting when Sen. Larry Rhoden took his turn at testifying in favor of Senate Bill 8, but instead of lobbying for the bill focused on his issues with capital outlay. SB 8
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October24

Additional proposals from the Funding Committee

School funding study committee members voted to support two key bills – returning the per-student allocation to $4,805 and implementing a timetable for capital outlay flexibility reduction – that will have lasting effects on K-12 education at their final meeting on Monday (Oct. 21).   In addition to those bills, the committee voted to support
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October24

Funding committee vote favors flexibility reductions

Capital Outlay flexibility concerns were raised by some funding committee members at the start of the study in June. At Monday’s (Oct. 21) fourth and final meeting, they addressed them.   Committee members voted 9-5 to support a bill that would require districts to steadily decrease their reliance on the provision, which allows districts to
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June20

Committee expresses concerns about capital outlay

School districts have until 2018 to use capital outlay funds for certain insurance, energy, utilities and motor fuel costs following the passage of Senate Bill 194 at the 2013 legislative session.   The provision proved troubling for some legislative interim school funding study committee members after a look at the increasing reliance on it.  
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March19

Gov. signs two bills

Governor signs cap. outlay extension   Last week, Gov. Dennis Dauggaard signed Senate Bill 194, which extends the provision allowing school districts to use capital outlay funds for certain insurance, energy, utilities and motor fuel costs to 2018, into law.   The provision, which was introduced in 2009, was set to expire in 2014.  
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March05

Cap. Outlay extension approved

Members of the House of Representatives voted 52-17 to pass Senate Bill 194, which extends the provision allowing school districts to use capital outlay funds for certain insurance, energy, utilities and motor fuel costs to 2018. “This is clearly an essential bridge as we work through these troubling economic times,” Rep. Scott Ecklund (25) said
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