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January13

Policy Alert: policy adoption amended, among others

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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September11

Policy Alert: Veteran’s Preference policy amended

ASBSD sample policy GBAA: Veteran’s Preference, which was noted in the July, 2015 ASBSD Policy Alert, has recently been amended by Director of Policy & Legal Services Director Gerry Kaufman.   The policy was amended to include the new statutory definition of the term “veteran”:   “SDCL 33A-2-1. Veteran defined. For the purposes of all statutes relating
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September01

New ASBSD Online Policy Services

Beginning October 1, ASBSD’s online policy manual will have a new home and we will also be offering NEW online policy services to school districts hosted by ASBSD & eBOARDsolutions.   Current online policy services offered by ASBSD will change very little – your district will still have access at no cost to our more
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August12

Policy Alert: Federally Required Annual Notices (2015)

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   Below is a list and brief synopsis of annual notices which school
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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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April05

Policy Alert: new nondiscrimination and sexual harassment 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 amended two sample policies:  Nondiscrimination in Federal Programs and Sexual
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December19

Policy Alert: new bullying and complaints 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’s new sample Bullying policy – NEPN Code: JFCD – and exhibits
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September29

Policy Alert: Federally required annual notices

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   Below is a list and brief synopsis of annual notices school districts
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August22

Policy Alert: Parliamentary Procedure

ASBSD Policy Alert is your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy. A version of the article below appeared in the May, 2014 edition of the Bulletin.   Many school boards have a policy in which the school board adopted Robert’s Rules of Order.   Policies generally say the board
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August22

Policy Alert Video: Parliamentary Procedure

  ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany, Leadership Development Director Randy Royer and Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman break down parliamentary procedures.   Download ASBSD’s Parliamentary Procedures Guide here.
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