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March04

Comm. amends C/O obligations bill

Changes came to a capital outlay obligations bill in committee.   Senate Education committee members unanimously approved an amended version of House Bill 1297, which revises certain provisions regarding capital outlay obligations.   Amendments made to HB 1297 permit districts to raise their C/O levy to a level necessary to cover their capital outlay obligations
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March01

2018 Legislative Cracker Barrels

Legislative Cracker Barrels in your area offer access to your local legislators, as well as the chance to hear their answers on a variety of legislative topics.   Below you will find a list of dates and locations of legislative cracker barrels being held throughout South Dakota that have been posted thus far.   Please
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February25

Cap Outlay bill amended, passed on to Senate

The referendum level for capital outlay certificates, as well as installment purchase contracts and lease-purchase agreements, could be lowered as an amended bill made its way across the Capitol hall.   Representatives passed the amended addition of House Bill 1297, which revises certain provisions regarding capital outlay obligations, on a 66-0 vote.   The amendment
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February15

Cap Outlay adjustment bill comes out of comm.

A bill affecting capital outlay caps and obligations passed committee on Thursday (2/15).   On a 10-4 vote, House Taxation committee members passed House Bill 1240, which revises certain provisions regarding C/O funding for schools.   The bill increases the alternative capital outlay cap to $3,000 per student, up from $2,800 per student, and permits
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February03

Two school board related bills take divergent paths in House

Two school board related bills took divergent paths on Friday (2/2).   House State Affairs members defeated House Bill 1211, which requires all property tax opt out decisions be referred to a vote, on an 8-5 vote.   ASBSD opposed the bill.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany testified in opposition of the bill citing
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January17

Principals and superintendents discuss topics with House Ed.

A group of superintendents and principals discussed significant topics within and issues facing public schools with the House Education Committee on Wednesday (1/17).   Spearfish West Elementary Principal Nick Gottlob said school districts “focus on the elements we can control” but often deal with “children who are victims of crisis.”   “There’s only so many
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January03

Meet the 2018 House Education committee

Familiar faces will fill the Capitol Building’s room 413 in the morning hours when the House Education committee meets during the 2018 legislative session.   Nearly all 15 committee members that served on House Ed. last year return to the committee. Rep. Marli Wiese will take Rep. Craig Tieszen’s seat on the committee after his tragic
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January03

Meet the 2018 Senate Education committee

The entire Senate Education committee returns intact for the 2018 legislative session.   Sen. Jim Bolin continues as Chair of the seven member committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m.   Let’s meet the committee members:   Sen. Jim Bolin (District 16) enters his tenth year in the legislature with 2018
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January02

Legislative resources for the 2018 session

The 2018 legislative session begins next week (Jan. 9) and ASBSD has you covered for coverage of the daily occurrences in the legislature.   Four ASBSD resources will help you keep up-to-date on the 93rd legislative session, they include: ASBSD Bill Tracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Bill Tracker provides you
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November22

Legislative direction set at Delegate Assembly

Seventy-six delegates approved ASBSD’s legislative direction for the upcoming session recently.   Delegates ratified 28 resolutions and 11 standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2018 legislative session, at ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly.   Click here to review the resolutions and click here to review the standing positions.   “Our work as school boards is
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