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February16

ASBSD Board meets for first time in 2016

Members of the ASBSD Board of Directors met for the first time in 2016 to welcome a new member to the group and follow up on the latest from legislative session.   Montrose School Board Member Alan Van Ruler attended his inaugural meeting as a member of the Board Directors, since being appointed ASBSD President
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December17

Every Student Succeeds Act signed into law

The end of No Child Left Behind came recently with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which serves as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.   President Barack Obama signed ESSA into law on December 10, one day after the bill passed the U.S. Senate 85-12 and
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August20

Board and community members honored for service

ASBSD recently recognized a group of extraordinary individuals for the contributions to public education.   The Yankton School Board received the 2015 Award of Excellence for consistently demonstrating outstanding leadership and enhancing achievement for all students.   An outstanding group, who work well as a team, the group put in many hours beyond the regularly
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July30

Convention: The Premier Learning Event for School Board Members and Administrators

Join your professional peers, ASBSD and SASD at the premier learning event for school board members and administrators. 2015 ASBSD-SASD Convention is scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday, August 6-7 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.     ASBSD and SASD are once again offering member school districts a great deal when they register 3 school
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July17

U.S. Senate passes ESEA reauthorization bill

By a vote of 81-17, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on Thursday (July 16).   Known as the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177), the bill reaffirms local-level decision making in public education and opposes any proposals supporting vouchers or tuition tax credits to non-public
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December09

ASBSD President appointed to national committee

ASBSD President Denise Lutkemeier was recently appointed to the National School Board Association’s 2015 Policies and Resolutions Committee.     Lutkemeier, the Wilmot School Board President, was appointed to the committee by NSBA President Anne Byrne. She was one of five “at-large” appointments made by Byrne to the 21-member committee.   The committee’s goal is
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December08

ASBSD’s final edition of the Bulletin

ASBSD is proud to send you the final edition of our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin shares information on the Governor’s proposed increase to K-12 funding, outcomes of Delegate Assembly and much more.   Click here to view the online edition or download the easy-to-print PDF edition, which is attached.   We
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November25

Nominate an educator for NSBA’s 20 to Watch program

The National School Board Association (NSBA) is accepting applications until Friday, Nov. 21 for their 2015 “20 to Watch” recognition program.   The “20 to Watch” recognition program identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact education for the next 20 years.   Meet the 2014 “20 to Watch” winners.   Those
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November07

November edition of the Bulletin

As part of ASBSD’s on-going effort to be your source for the latest information, commentary and training for K-12 education, we’re posting our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin covers ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network, previews ASBSD Delegate Assembly, announces the 2014 Election Workshop dates and much more.   Click here to view the online
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November06

News from the National Association

NSBA Western Region Director and Mitchell School Board Member Neil Putnam shares the latest from the National School Board Association.     The political dust has settled and now it is time to see if the rhetoric and promises of the newly elected or re-elected officials in Pierre and Washington elevates the discussion of education
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