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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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July27

Policy Alert: Administration of insulin

ASBSD Policy Alert will be your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy.   On July 28, 2014, new South Dakota Administrative Regulations (ARSD) will become effective. These new regulations allow school employees (other than school nurses) to be trained in the subcutaneous (under the skin) administration of insulin and
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June23

Policy Alert: Confidentiality of school employee evaluations

ASBSD Policy Alert will be your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy.   HB 1030 enacted a new statute, SDCL 13-42-70, to help ensure confidentiality of school employee evaluations. It essentially says that any employee evaluation record or document, in written or electronic form, is confidential personnel information, is
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June23

Policy Alert: School Board Member Code of Ethics

ASBSD Policy Alert will be your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy.   School boards may want to consider reviewing and possibly amending their local school district’s current policy or enact such a policy if there is not currently a policy related to school board member code of ethics.
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June02

Policy Alert – Privacy of Individual Student Records

ASBSD Policy Alert will be your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy.   Senate Bill 63: protects the privacy of individual student records.   SB 63 prohibits the collection of student information not necessary for the calculation of funding for public education, the determination of student academic progress, state
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June02

Policy Alert – Administering epinephrine auto-injectors

ASBSD Policy Alert will be your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy.   House Bill 1167: Allows schools to keep and administer epinephrine auto-injectors in certain cases.   HB 1167 authorizes schools to acquire and maintain a stock of epinephrine auto-injectors pursuant to a prescription issued by an authorized
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June02

Policy Alert – Board Organizational Meeting

ASBSD Policy Alert will be your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy.   ASBSD had amended sample policy BCA: Annual Board Organizational Meeting.   School boards may want to consider reviewing and possibly amending their local school district’s current policy or enact such a policy if there is not
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May16

Policy Alert – Authorized Signatures

ASBSD Policy Alert will be your source for the latest updates, commentary and information on school board policy.   HB 1126: Allows an appointed school board member to countersign school board payments.   House Bill 1126 amended SDCL 13-8-26 and as of July 1, 2014, school boards have the right to designate which school board
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