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June06

Earn ALL points, CEUs by registering for ASBSD/COSA School Law Webinars

Get the best school law information from ASBSD and COSA legal experts by registering for one or more of our School Law Webinars.   The seven recorded webinars offer board members participating a chance to earn 20 ALL points for their board and administrators can earn 1 hour of continuing education units. The cost of
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June03

Canvass your school board elections

With any school board elections postponed until this month, school boards and school district officials are reminded to complete a canvass of their election, should one have been held.   South Dakota Codified Law 13-7-18, Canvass of election results–Certificates of election–Certification of results, states: The pollbooks shall be opened and the election results shall be
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June01

Group to develop reopening guidance for SY 2020

Three representatives of ASBSD are part of a group of those associated with education developing guidance about reopening schools in the 2020-21 school year.   ASBSD President Denise Lutkemeier, Past President Tom Farrell and Executive Director Wade Pogany joined the group convened by the South Dakota Department of Education to put together a guidance document
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May11

Revenue collection shows effect of virus

South Dakota revenue collection has begun to show the impact of the Coronavirus.   April’s revenue collection came in $18 million less than what was adopted by the legislature earlier this year.   The S.D. Bureau of Finance and Management noted in it’s COVID-19’s Delayed Impact on South Dakota document that “a larger impact” was
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May08

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training available

School districts can be virtually trained in youth mental health first aid free of charge.   Through Project AWARE, the South Dakota Department of Education is offering a train-the-trainer course in youth mental health first aid at no cost to school districts.   Training topics include: How to identify, understand and respond to signs of
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April27

ASBSD Board meets remotely

Like many school boards across the state, the ASBSD Board of Directors met remotely in April.   April’s meeting marked the final one for two ASBSD Board of Directors – Yankton’s Kathy Greeneway and Rapid City’s Mike Roesler.   “Kathy and Mike have been such an inspiration,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “They’re just
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April27

2020’s Best and Brightest Cited for Academic Excellence

The best and brightest from the Class of 2020 are being recognized for their academic achievements during their high school career.   Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the 30th Annual Academic Excellence Luncheon was cancelled.   However, Gov. Kristi Noem and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) set out to honor
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April27

2020 School Board Elections – new dates need to be set in June, SOS guidelines, poll worker needed

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, school board election dates will change and how to handle that change has been outlined by the Secretary of State’s office.   Download the UPDATED: 2020 School Election Calendar   Postponed Election Legislation   House Bill 1298, which provides for the postponement of certain elections, passed the House on
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April24

SOS office requesting Business Managers provide contact info to County Auditors

The Secretary of State’s office has requested school districts contact their county auditor immediately and provide the district’s contact information in order for the county auditor’s office to forward absentee ballot requests to the school district.   County auditors are processing many absentee ballot requests on which voters are requesting “all” absentee ballots they are
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April19

Options for Remote School Board Meetings

Below are three options SASD and ASBSD have compiled for school boards and districts to consider should they choose to hold your upcoming school board meetings remotely. We are not endorsing any of the services, but simply wanted to make you aware of what may be available to your school board and district.   We
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