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July18

ASBSD updating criminal background check sample policy

Recently, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation updated the criminal background check process, which is being required by the FBI.   ASBSD’s Executive Director Wade Pogany, Director of Policy & Legal Services Gerry Kaufman and Director of Communications Tyler Pickner met with DCI Identification Specialist Jami Oakland and DCI Identification Section Leader Angela Smith.
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July16

Submitting Board Minutes related to the COI Law

In May, ASBSD shared an updated Conflict of Interest Q and A designed to help school board members and administrators navigate House Bill 1170, which amended and clarified the complex conflict of interest law.   Click here to read the Conflict of Interest Q and A and click here to read our corresponding blog post.
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May18

Policy Alert: Updated Conflict of Interest sample policy

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   ASBSD recently wrote a new sample policy: AH Conflict of Interest Disclosure and
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January20

Policy Alert: Board Meeting Participation, E-Rate

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   ASBSD has amended sample policy BDDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings (Public/Open
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June28

Policy Alert: Conflict of Interest legislation

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   House Bill 1214, the new law that prohibits school board members and
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June06

Policy Alert: Revised School Governance Policies

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   ASBSD has revised a number of ASBSD sample policies in response to
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June06

Policy Alert: Revised Student Related Policies

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   ASBSD has revised a number of ASBSD sample policies in response to
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June06

Policy Alert: Revised Fiscal Policies

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   ASBSD has revised a number of ASBSD sample policies in response to
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May11

Policy Alert: teacher qualifications, staff leave among policy changes

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   ASBSD’s sample school policies have seen some updates recently.   ASBSD has
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May11

ASBSD Online Board Policy community gaining members

Nine South Dakota school districts have joined ASBSD’s online school board policy community since the launch of ASBSD’s Online Policy Services last September.   Alcester-Hudson, Centerville, Colome Consoldiated, Elkton, Leola, Kimball, Miller, Tripp-Delmont and Wilmot have become members of the online school board policy community, which offers them the opportunity to search the board policies
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