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October08

Teacher pay in South Dakota is ticking towards its target

Teacher pay in South Dakota is ticking towards its target of $48,500.   The $48,500 average teacher pay target was set in 2016, after the legislature’s passage of a historic education funding package that ushered in a new state aid funding formula along with a half-cent increase to the state’s sales tax to fund the
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October07

Waiver process available for districts not meeting mandates

The data on teacher pay is in and with that comes the need for some districts to seek a waiver.   Review the statewide teacher compensation data here.   With the passage of the half-cent increase to the state sales tax used to improve teacher pay, as well as the new state aid funding formula,
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October06

Revenue numbers rebound in September

State revenue numbers rebounded in September despite sales tax figures coming in under projection for the second consecutive month.   Total revenue figures for the month of September in South Dakota were $3.5 million higher for the month than those adopted by the legislature earlier this year. Sale tax figures, however, came in under projection
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October05

Free flu shots, health screenings for health fund members

Flu season is fast approaching and sick days for staff can follow.   To combat the bug, the South Dakota School District Benefits Fund has scheduled FREE flu shot clinics at 63 unique locations across the state within SDSDBF member districts. The flu shot clinics are a FREE service for SDSDBF member districts and staff
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October04

Suicide prevention training provided by ASBSD and SafeSchools

October’s edition of the SafeSchools’ School Safety Newsletter is available to review.   Give the latest edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter shares information on a new safety app, an upcoming safety webinar that will help you develop and expand your district’s safety message and figures on suicide rates among
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September24

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2017 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics.   Delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2018 legislative session.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for
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September23

Review ASBSD’s updated legislative positions before 2017 Delegate Assembly

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved amendments, additions and deletions to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions, which were recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions set the legislative direction of ASBSD and are set to be voted on by member
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September22

Opportunity to submit a resolution for the 2017 Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions set the legislative direction of the association.   Download the resolutions and standing positions here.   As member districts, you have the opportunity to vote on the resolutions and standing positions each year at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 17.     Before Delegate Assembly, your district also has the opportunity
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September21

ASBSD Board starts new year at August meeting

The ASBSD Board ushered in a new year at their August meeting, which was held just before the 2017 ASBSD-SASD Convention.   Todd Thoelke, Sioux Falls School Board Member, took the reigns as president with the passing of the gavel from Anita Peterson, Haakon School Board Member. Read about it here.     Along with the
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September20

Free identity protection for health fund members

With the Equifax data breach being the largest cyber-attack in history, it’s a good time to remind school districts participating in South Dakota School District Benefits Fund members that their Wellmark health benefits coverage keeps them safe, secure and protected from more than the cost of health care.   By being a member of SDSDBF,
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