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July06

Register for the Premier Learning Event for Board Members and Administrators

South Dakota’s premier learning event for school board members and administrators is now open for registration.   Interact with and learn from your fellow board members and administrators at the 2017 ASBSD-SASD Convention, which will feature insightful general session speakers and informative breakout sessions, as well as many different exhibitors offering great services to K-12 education, on Thursday
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March10

Legislators approve increase in funding for schools

South Dakota public schools will NOT take a cut in funding and will receive a 0.3 percent increase in state aid for the 2017-18 school year.   Senate and House members overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 35, which provides 0.3 percent increase in funding for the general and special education funds, raises levies to coincide with the
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March01

2017 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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February14

Tech school governance board bill bound for Gov.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard will receive the bill creating the governing board for postsecondary technical institutes.   Senate Bill 65, which establishes the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and revises certain provisions for CTE and tech institutes, passed House State Affairs committee and House floor recently.   ASBSD supports the bill, which still provides local control
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February02

Senate sends tech institute board bill to House

The creation of the governing board for postsecondary technical institutes came further to fruition after getting through its first legislative chamber.   On Tuesday (1/31), Senators passed Senate Bill 65, which establishes the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and revises certain provisions for CTE and tech institutes, on a 33-0 vote.   SB 65
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January28

Tech Institute governance board bill passes comm.

The first legislative step in creating a governing board for postsecondary technical institutes was taken on Thursday (Jan. 26).   Senate Education committee members unanimously passed Senate Bill 65, which establishes the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and revises certain provisions for CTE and tech institutes.   “This is a very needed, positive and
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January26

Get your good news ready for The Good News Bulletin

Get your district’s good news ready!   ASBSD wants to hear what your board members, administrators, teachers, staff members, students and community members are proud of for the fourth edition of The Good News Bulletin.   Over the last three years more than 90 districts have submitted nearly 200 stories of student achievement, community engagement,
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January06

Meet the 2017 House Education committee

There will be plenty of fresh faces in room 413 of the Capitol Building when the House Education committee convenes for its meeting of the 2017 legislative session.   Only five of the 15 committee members served on House Ed. last year, with six of the 10 new committee members being freshmen legislators, as well.
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January06

Meet the 2017 Senate Education committee

Despite replacing five of members from last year’s Senate Education committee, the legislators prepped to review bills that will affect South Dakota schools are no strangers to education.   Sen. Jim Bolin will take the lead as Chair of the seven member committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m.
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January02

Legislative resources for the 2017 session

The 2017 legislative session begins next week (Jan. 10) 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 92nd legislative session and informed about ASBSD Bill Tracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Bill Tracker provides
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