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October16

2015 Election Workshops scheduled

Three area election workshops are scheduled this fall to assist election officers in conducting elections.   The Secretary of State’s office, Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the South Dakota Municipal League will again co-sponsor workshops covering all aspects of elections – from notices to the final canvass – including question-and-answer sessions.   Municipal finance officers and
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September30

Interested in saving time and money for your district?

The pioneer of eGovernance, BoardDocs has helped more than 1,300 organizations dramatically lower costs, increase transparency and help significantly reduce the time spent producing board packets.   ASBSD utilizes BoardDocs for our Board of Directors meetings and proudly endorses the product and will hosti a FREE webinar on Wednesday, September 30 at 11 a.m. (CDT) to share important
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July30

Policy Alert: policy updates from 2015 legislative session

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district.     By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services   Based on legislation emanating from the 2015 legislative session, ASBSD has drafted
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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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June18

Get caught up on your role on the board at our Workshop

School board members new to the board or those looking to pick up some key information about their role as a school board member should join ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randall Royer at our upcoming New School Board Member Workshop.   The workshops will focus on school board governance, education law for board members,
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April08

2015 ASBSD Legislative Summary

The 90th legislative summary concluded last week with and with the conclusion comes the publication of the 2015 ASBSD Legislative Summary.     You can download the legislative summary here. Or visit our Publications and Forms page – link at the top of the homepage – and download the summary under the “2015 Legislative Session Documents” header.   You can
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March09

Text records bill falls

A bill that would have opened the texts and emails of school board members and other political subdivision representatives failed in its bid to get through a Senate legislative committee.   Senate State Affairs committee members voted 5-2 to defer House Bill 1153, which would include electronic text colloquy on the list of public records
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February26

Two board related bills going to Gov’s desk

Two bills supported by ASBSD are on their way to the second floor of the Capitol Building to await Gov. Daugaard’s signature.   Senators passed a bill strengthening a school district’s local control over curriculum and method of instruction decisions on a 33-1 vote.   Sen. Bruce Rampelberg said House Bill 1101 would “make it
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February26

New open meeting provision would open up text records

The texts and emails of school board members and other political subdivision representatives are closer to coming under review based on suspicion of open meeting violations.   Representatives voted 47-22 in support of House Bill 1153, which would include electronic text colloquy on the list of public records that may be reviewed by the public when
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February25

Agenda posting provision passed by Sen. State Affairs

Members of the Senate State Affairs committee unanimously passed a bill that requires a governmental entity to post their meeting agenda in a public place for a continuous 24-hour period prior to the meeting.   ASBSD supports House Bill 1125, which would add the word “continuous” to the law.   Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman said
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