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December02

Video: Conflict of Interest

  As part of ASBSD’s ongoing series covering Open Meetings, ASBSD Executive Director Dr. Wade Pogany, Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman and Leadership Development Director Dr. Randy Royer discuss potential conflict of interest issues facing school board members in this video. The video also appears in the December edition of The Bulletin.
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November05

Video: Process for Executive Session

  In part two of the video series covering Executive Session, our team examines the process for entering Executive Session. The two videos compose the third installment of the monthly series exploring the Open Meeting laws.   This video appears in the November edition of The Bulletin, which is scheduled for release on Thursday. (Nov. 7).
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November04

Video: Reasons for Executive Session

  In part one of the two part video series covering Executive Session, our team examines the reasons for entering Executive Session. The two videos compose the third installment of the monthly series exploring the Open Meeting laws.   This video appears in the November edition of The Bulletin, which is scheduled for release on Thursday.
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October01

Open Meetings Law Series: Giving Notice

This is the second installment in a series examining South Dakota’s Open Meeting Law by Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman and Leadership Development Director Dr. Randall Royer. This article will appear in the October edition of The Bulletin scheduled to be published on Wednesday, Oct. 9.   SDCL 1-25-1.1 requires, and the Open
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September05

Public meetings and posting notice

This is the first in a series of articles written by ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randall Royer examining South Dakota’s Open Meeting Law.     South Dakota’s Open Meeting Law is the governing statute for conducting a school board meeting. South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 1-25-1 requires that official meetings of public bodies must
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January31

Two bills take two different steps

House and Senate members took action on two bills with ties to K-12 education on Wednesday afternoon and yielded two different results. Senators unanimously passed Senate Bill 158 on to their legislative counterparts. The bill would provide state funding for students in treatment centers and clarifies the discrepancy that funding for the student in the
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January30

No changes to executive session

Members of the Senate Local Government committee voted down a bill that would have required executive and closed sessions of government bodies be recorded and records maintained for one year.   Senate Bill 167 was deferred to the 41st Legislative day on 4-3 vote this morning (Wednesday). ASBSD opposed the bill.   Executive Director Wade Pogany testified the bill was unnecessary and
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January29

Bills pass to start week

Three bills passed their original house to start week number three of legislative session.   Representatives passed House Bill 1108 by 63-5 vote on Monday. The open meeting’s related bill initially placed sub- and advisory committees under the open meetings umbrella, but was amended by the House State Affairs committee removing the requirement. The bill’s main function now is to exclude advisory bodies from
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January29

K-12 gets committee focus tomorrow

Wednesday’s committee schedule marks a big day for legislation related to K-12 education.   House State Affairs committee members will hear two bills that would improve upon the current K-12 education funding situation.   House Bill 1201 calls for an increase to the per-student allocation dollar amount for the next three years to balance the “funding shortfalls” school
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