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September05

Boards earning ALL awards, more opportunities for points still

Through the first two months of available activities and training events, more than 30 school boards have earned a board recognition award.   This year (2019-20) marks the fourth for ASBSD’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead, and recognizes board members’ dedicated participation in a variety areas, with points earned by participating
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September04

Download the 2019-20 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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September03

September is Attendance Awareness Month

September marks Attendance Awareness Month.   “It’s back-to-school season, which is an exciting time,” South Dakota Secretary of Education Ben Jones said in a press release. “The research tells us that half the students who miss two to four days of school in September will end up missing almost a month of school over the
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September02

Labor department offers training to enhance students’ workplace skills.

Districts can now be trained to enhance students’ workplace skills free of charge via a developing state department program.   The S.D. Department of Labor and Regulation is developing a student version of their Bring Your “A” Game to Work training, which offers an engaging curriculum designed to foster foundational workplace skills and work ethic.
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August20

Farrell passes gavel to Lutkemeier

ASBSD has a new President of the Board of Directors after the gavel was passed at the August meeting.   Madison Central School Board President Tom Farrell completed his year-long term as ASBSD President by passing the gavel to Wilmot School Board President Denise Lutkemeier.   “This has been a wonderful experience and wonderful opportunity,”
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August19

Snedeker elected as Second V.P. of ASBSD

Woonsocket School Board Vice Chair Lisa Snedeker was elected as the Second Vice President of ASBSD by her fellow Board of Director members.   ASBSD’s Second Vice President serves an integral role on the Association’s Executive Committee, which comprises the leadership team of the 18-member Board of Directors.   Snedeker currently serves as the representative
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August18

ASBSD Board holds first meeting of 2019-20

ASBSD Board members started the year with a meeting prior to this year’s ASBSD-SASD Convention.   The Association’s Board of Directors welcomed a new member, as White River School Board Member Louann Krogman was appointed as an At-Large representative for ASBSD’s Central Region.   The 2019-20 school year marks Krogman’s fifth year on the White
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August17

ASBSD honors Gov. Daugaard, board members and community members

ASBSD honored former Gov. Dennis Daugaard, school board members and individuals from communities at the 2019 ASBSD-SASD Convention.   Former South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard received the School Bell Award, which honors individuals or organizations who have served South Dakota public education in an exemplary fashion.   Former Gov. Daugaard lead the effort to provide $67
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August14

Latest risk management newsletter available now

The latest risk management newsletter from an ASBSD service partner is available.   ASBSD’s partnership with the School Leaders Risk Management Association (SLRMA) provides our member districts FREE access to a variety of checklists and best practices focused on school board and district protection and this quarter’s newsletter focuses on hazing in K-12 schools.   Hazing in K-12
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August13

Second straight year more than 50 boards earn ALL Award

For the second consecutive year more than one-third of public school boards earned statewide recognition for their dedicated participation in activities, board development and training and demonstrated leadership at various areas and levels.   In the third year of ASBSD’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead, 52 school boards earned a Gold, Silver
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