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December09

Gov. Daugaard proposes 2.3 percent increase in state aid

In his final budget address, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed schools receive a 2.3 percent increase in state aid for Fiscal Year 2020.   The proposed increase in state aid meets the statutory requirement of schools receiving the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) or 3 percent, whichever is less, as CPI-W came in at 2.3 percent for
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December08

Ask your legislators if they’ll follow the state funding law

Now is the time to get your legislators in to your schools, at your board meetings or in any venue and ask them if they support the school funding expectation set forth in state law and in the state Constitution.   “We’re talking about an expectation in state law for funding schools and you, as
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December05

ASBSD Board of Directors convenes prior to Delegate Assembly

The ASBSD Board of Directors convened their most recent meeting prior to this year’s Delegate Assembly.   The Board approved the legislative priorities presented to the Delegates – and eventually approved – at assembly; they included: C1 School Funding C7 State Aid Inflation Factor C4 Capital Outlay Adjustments B9 Behavioral and Mental Health Resources Read
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December04

ALL points earned, ALL awards presented

School boards spent the late summer months and those in fall earning ALL points for the 2018-19 year, while ASBSD spent the same time period presenting last year’s award winners their plaques.   The 2018-19 school year marks the third year of ASBSD’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead, with board
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December02

2019 ASBSD Board of Director’s elections

The 2019 election cycle for the ASBSD Board of Directors is about to begin and seats in the following regions and enrollment categories will be up for election: Central region with enrollment 700-1,399 Chamberlain, Eagle Butte and Winner Central region with enrollment 1,400-9,999 Pierre and Todd County Northeast region with enrollment 265 and Under Arlington, Big
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December01

DHS releases school safety resource

The Department of Homeland Security recently released a helpful school safety resource.   DHS’s Office of Academic Engagement published Exercise Starter Kits, which are focused on an active shooter incident and are part of the Campus Resilience (CR) Program, for the K-12 community.     The Exercise Starter Kits are self-conducted tabletop exercises (TTX) that
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November25

Download the 2018-19 Emergency School Bus Pact

ASBSD has continued its coordinating role for the Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact between school districts, which operates in the event a bus traveling outside of its home district fails and is in need of assistance.   ASBSD has collected and supplied a list of emergency phone numbers for the cooperating districts so they
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November24

Revenue collection ahead of collection one-third through FY19

One-third of the way through the 2019 fiscal year and South Dakota’s revenue collection is ahead of schedule.   Revenue collected through October – as reported by S.D. BFM –  is nearly $3 million ahead of projections adopted by the South Dakota Legislature during legislative session this year. July and September collections were in the
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November20

ASBSD and SLRMA continuing to bring free risk management tools to members

ASBSD has continued its partnership with the School Leaders Risk Management Association (SLRMA) to provide our member districts FREE access to a variety of checklists and best practices focused on school board and district protection.   SLRMA is a not-for-profit organization that collects, analyzes and disseminates federal school board legal liability risk management information by providing timely articles,
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November12

Nagel joins ASBSD as CFO, Protective Trust Director

ASBSD happily welcomed Holly Nagel to the team in October.   Nagel joined ASBSD as the Chief Financial Officer and Protective Trust Services Director on October 15, replacing Matt Flett, who joined the South Dakota Department of Education.   “I am very excited to join the ASBSD organization,” Nagel said.   “My experience with ASBSD
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