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January21

Meet the 2020 House Education committee

Every member of the House Education committee will return to their post.   The 15-member House Education committee, which will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:45 a.m., brings every member back for the 2020 legislative session with Rep. Lana Greenfield serving as committee chair for her second year.   Let’s get to know the
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January20

Meet the 2020 Senate Education committee

There’s a single change to the Senate Education committee for the 2020 legislative session.   Sen. Blake Curd will serve as Chair of the seven-member Senate Education committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m. Sen. Alan Solano resigned from the legislature last fall.   Let’s meet the committee members:  
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January19

Earn ALL points by attending a 2020 Legislative Cracker Barrel

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.   Earn
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January14

Gov. Noem notes rise in revenue, possibility for state aid increase

South Dakota’s revenue figures from the holiday season brought with them some cheer and a note from Gov. Kristi Noem during her State of the State Address that any extra money should be prioritized for K-12 education.   “Since my budget address, revenues have been slightly better than expected,” Gov. Noem said during her address
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January10

Legislative resources for the 2020 session

The 2020 legislative session began today (1/14) 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 95th legislative session, they include: ASBSD Billtracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Billtracker provides you with a list
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January09

2020’s most important legislative days

The 2020 legislative session began today (1/14) and the 95th legislative session features many important days during which many pieces of K-12 related legislation will be debated and voted on.   This year’s session contains 37 legislative days and kicked off with Gov. Kristi Noem’s State of the State address this afternoon (1/14).   Friday,
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January08

Protective Trust has new online home

The Associated School Boards Protective Trust (ASBPT) has a new home online.   ASBPT has moved all its online information to http://asbsd.org/index.php/protective-trust/ and you can access the page by visiting www.asbsd.org and clicking the “ASBPT” link at the top of the page:     OR through the “Read More” link found under the “Protective Trust”
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January07

Submit your superintendent for one of five awards

The South Dakota Superintendent’s Association has revamped their awards’ structure to include five awards for 2020.   The five awards include: The Outstanding School Superintendent Award The Distinguished Service Award The Innovator Award The Rookie of the Year Award The Community Leader of the Year Award The awards application can be downloaded here and must
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December30

Revenue projections may have major implications for K-12

The most recent revenue figures for South Dakota tell two different stories.   November’s revenue numbers are either very good or very bad, depending on the projections used. Based on revenue projections adopted by the legislature during the 2019 legislative session, the revenue figures for November came in $8.7 million higher than projected, but utilizing
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December29

ALL award earning boards adding up in 2019-20

Nearly halfway through this recent ALL year, 54 school boards have earned an award in ASBSD’s board recognition program.   In the fourth year of ASBSD’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead, the 52 school boards having already earned a Gold, Silver or Bronze award equals the total number of boards that
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