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February03

HB 1102: Bid law timeline extension bill advances

Legislative committee members favored a bill expanding the bid process timeline.   House Bill 1102, which expands the period from 30 to 45 days for the opening of bids to the time the contract must be awarded, passed the House Local Government committee on a 12-1 vote on Tuesday (2/2).   “Thirty days is simply
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January31

Join us at 2016 ASBSD Legislative Day

ASBSD invites school board members and administrators from member districts to our 2016 Legislative Day on Tuesday, February 16.   ASBSD Legislative Day is a day of advocacy and action in support of public education and celebration of the service of our school board members as part of South Dakota School Board Recognition Week.     School
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January27

SB 5: Minor boundary change proposal passes comm.

The minor boundary change process took its first step towards change on Tuesday (1/26).   Members of the Senate Education committee passed Senate Bill 5, which revises the process of school district boundary change, on a 5-0 vote. ASBSD supports the bill.   “We believe it’s a good resolution for stabilizing district boundaries,” ASBSD Director
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January19

ASBSD’s 2016 legislative resources

The 2016 legislative session begins Tuesday (Jan. 12) and ASBSD has you covered for coverage of the daily occurrences in the legislature.   Three ASBSD resources will help you keep up-to-date on the 91st legislative session and informed about ASBSD Bill Tracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Bill Tracker provides you
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December29

The important dates of the 2016 legislative calendar

We’re coming up on the 2016 legislative and it’s time to take a look at the calendar.   The 38 days in the 91st legislative session’s calendar begin on January 12 with the State of the State Address from Gov. Dennis Daugaard expected to be highlighted by his proposal related to improving teacher salaries.     As
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December01

Has your district appointed an ASBSD LAN member?

It’s time again to activate the ASBSD Legislative Action Network (LAN).   The 2016 legislative session is two months away and we’re preparing our member districts for session through LAN, which is designed to activate local school board members to communicate to legislators the positions of ASBSD and their local board on legislative issues relating to public
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November23

Delegates set direction for 2016 legislative session

South Dakota’s first major dose of winter weather didn’t keep 64 school board members from making the trip to Pierre for the 2015 ASBSD Delegate Assembly.   “As board members, you are here today because you are part of a powerful grassroots advocacy network,” ASBSD President Eric Stroeder said. “Your commitment to provide the best
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November15

Appoint your district’s rep for the 2015 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics.   ASBSD member districts need to be represented at Delegate Assembly to vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which dictate the legislative direction of the association.   Click
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November14

Brush up on Collective Bargaining essentials at ASBSD seminars

Join the discussion on the negotiation process between school boards and district employees at ASBSD’s Collective Bargaining Seminars.   The 2016 Collective Bargaining Seminars will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on: Saturday, Jan.9 in Chamberlain at Cedar Shore Resort (1500 Shoreline Drive) Saturday, Jan. 16 in Rapid City at the Ramkota Hotel &
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November02

Updates made to ASBSD’s legislative direction

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved changes to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly
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