Archive!

All the posts tagged with this name
February06

Survey says: teacher applicant pool inadequate

The House and Senate had their opportunity earlier in session to voice their opinions on the growing concern in school districts about a potential teacher adequacy problem and shortage with their votes on House Concurrent Resolution 1002.   The resolution called for the acknowledgement of the teacher shortage and the difficulties districts in South Dakota
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February06

Will school start dates be mandated?

Start dates for schools could be up to the legislature beginning next year.   House Bill 1093 would prohibit public schools from starting a school term before the last Monday in August. House State Affairs committee members voted 8-5 to advance the bill to the House floor on Wednesday.   ASBSD opposes the bill.  
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February05

Flexibility for Capital Outlay finds support

Capital Outlay will remain the same, for now.   The House Education committee killed House Bill 1001, which called for a gradual reduction over a four-year period of the percentage of capital outlay funds that school districts could utilize as part of the flexibility provision prescribed by law, on a 9-5 vote on Wednesday.  
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February05

Leased property bill leaves House bound for Senate

Just like last year, only with a handful of fewer votes, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would create a new tax levy for a school district’s general fund for leased property.   On a 49-20 vote, Representatives sent House Bill 1086 to the Senate. A similar version of the bill passed the
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February04

Activities suspension bill advances

Members of the Senate Education committee voted unanimously to pass a bill that would revise the suspension requirements for students participating in extracurricular activities that are convicted of a drug related offense.   “We’re talking about youth that have made a mistake,” Sen. Tim Rave, the bill’s sponsor, said. “This is about sending a message
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February02

Is change coming to Capital Outlay?

Is change coming to a school district’s capital outlay fund?   The question gained credence at Thursday’s Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources committee meeting when Sen. Larry Rhoden took his turn at testifying in favor of Senate Bill 8, but instead of lobbying for the bill focused on his issues with capital outlay. SB 8
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
February01

Two percent bill takes next step

Friday’s House Education committee meeting wrapped up a good week for K-12 funding.   With the committee’s passage (11-4) of House Bill 1003, which would set the annual index factor increase for education funding at a minimum of two percent, on Friday accompanied by referral of House Bill 1004, which would set the per-student allocation
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January31

Debate on new tax class continues

A proposed fourth property tax classification passed the House Taxation committee on a 12-3 vote on Thursday.   House Bill 1086 would create a new tax levy for a school district’s general fund for leased property; removing it from the commercial levy. Agricultural and owner-occupied property classifications round out the four taxable levies.   The
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January30

Resolution opposing Common Core fails

Common Core supporters came away on the winning side on Wednesday following a long debate and close vote on the House of Representatives floor.   House Concurrent Resolution 1008, which urged the state Board of Education to stop expansion of Common Core or any multistate standards and tried to set a plan in place to
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January30

$4,805 still alive

A small step in the legislative process was a big win for school districts on Wednesday.   House Education committee members voted 13-2 to refer a bill that would return the per-student allocation to its previous highpoint of $4,805. ASBSD supports House Bill 1004.   “Schools are not in the business to make money. We’re
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
?>