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October07

Join the best minds in school law at our seminars

Join the best minds in school law at three locations across South Dakota this fall to get your legal questions answered.   ASBSD and COSA will host School Law Seminars featuring a 90-minute session on Tuesday night discussing student related issues and a full-day Wednesday session covering criminal background checks, the conflict of interest law, opt-outs,
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October05

Free flu shots, health screenings for health fund members

Flu season is fast approaching and sick days for staff can follow.   To combat the bug, the South Dakota School District Benefits Fund has scheduled FREE flu shot clinics at 63 unique locations across the state within SDSDBF member districts. The flu shot clinics are a FREE service for SDSDBF member districts and staff
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October04

Suicide prevention training provided by ASBSD and SafeSchools

October’s edition of the SafeSchools’ School Safety Newsletter is available to review.   Give the latest edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter shares information on a new safety app, an upcoming safety webinar that will help you develop and expand your district’s safety message and figures on suicide rates among
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September23

Review ASBSD’s updated legislative positions before 2017 Delegate Assembly

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved amendments, additions and deletions to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions, which were recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions set the legislative direction of ASBSD and are set to be voted on by member
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September10

Required suicide prevention training available

SafeSchools Training provides a state approved Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention training, which becomes a certificate requirement effective on July 1, 2017.   The Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention training requirement comes from the passage of 2016’s Senate Bill 129, which establishes certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees.   South
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August15

Submit your district’s info for the 2017-18 Bus Pact

ASBSD will continue a coordinating role for an Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact between school districts for the occasion that a bus traveling outside of the district fails.   In the event of an emergency, a school bus driver, or authorized personnel, would call the nearest cooperating district to secure a bus and/or driver
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August08

Policy Alert: Criminal Background Checks

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 updated our sample Criminal Background Check policy and exhibit and
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August07

Fourteen schools streamlining board policy process

Fourteen South Dakota school districts have simplified their school board policy process with help from ASBSD.   By signing up for ASBSD’s Online Policy Services, Alcester-Hudson, Bennett County, Centerville, De Smet, Edmunds Central, Elkton, Howard, Iroquois, Kimball, Leola, McIntosh, Miller, Redfield and Tripp-Delmont, are streamlining their policy books.   “The ASBSD Policy Service process allowed our
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August01

ASBSD Board of Directors meeting agenda – August, 2017

Below you will find the meeting agenda for the ASBSD Board of Directors meeting being held in Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, August 9. A PDF version of the agenda can be downloaded on the Publications & Forms page.   ASBSD Board of Directors Meeting Sioux Falls Convention Center, 12:00 p.m. (CST), Sioux Falls, SD   Call to
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July19

Learn more about your roles and responsibilities on the board

New and veteran school board members looking to learn more about the roles and responsibilities associated with their service should join ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randall Royer at one of ASBSD’s upcoming Board Member Roles and Responsibilities Workshops.   “These events will be beneficial for newly elected, as well as experienced board members,” Royer
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