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October18

Opportunity to submit a resolution for the 2019 Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions dictate 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 15.     Before Delegate Assembly, your district also has the opportunity
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October17

Updates made to ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved changes to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly will be
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September27

Opioid antagonist administration training video available

The opioid antagonist administration training video is now available.   The South Dakota Department of Health recently completed the Naloxone in High Schools Project, but if you were unable to attend, you can still complete the training by watching the webinar video.   Click here to review the Naloxone in High Schools training video. (Please note:
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September26

Policy Alert: Child Abuse Reporting and Bullying policies

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).     With ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany serving on the
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September25

New initiative aimed at getting students work experience

A new initiative was introduced recently aimed at getting high school students real-life workplace experience.   Governor Kristi Noem announced in a recent weekly column the first-ever South Dakota Week of Work is slated for April 20-24, 2020.   The initiative is a partnership with businesses and schools that will give 10th grade students the
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September24

ASBSD and DEC partnering on supe search service

ASBSD and Dakota Education Consulting are teaming up to offer school boards the best option in superintendent search services.   Since 2011, Tom Oster has operated DEC and successfully conducted many superintendent searches for districts all across South Dakota while ASBSD has provided a similar service to many school boards over the years.   The
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September20

Youth Mental Health First Aid training available

Two state agencies are collaborating to provide FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid training.   S.D. Department of Education and the Department of Social Services–Division of Behavioral Health, through the Project AWARE grant, are offering an eight-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid training program at no cost to adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers,
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September19

ASBSD introduces NEW paperless meeting service

A new partnership is powering a new paperless board meeting option for ASBSD members.   ASBSD and Sparq Data solutions have launched a paperless board meeting service for Association members known as:     “We wanted to offer our members the best available option in paperless board meeting services and our partnership with Sparq Data
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September09

Policy Alert: 2019 Policies and Annual Notices Required by Federal Law

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).     By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services
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September08

Holbeck to handle board training role with ASBSD

Former Superintendent Jim Holbeck has joined the staff at ASBSD.   Holbeck, who most recently served as Superintendent in the Harrisburg School District and has decades of experience in public, K-12 education, has been named the ASBSD Board Development Director and Board Member Services Director. He succeeds Dr. Randy Royer who retired in August.  
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