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December10

New Negotiated Agreement Workshops scheduled in January

ASBSD is bringing the latest in our lineup of events aimed at assisting school board members and administrators with the negotiations process.   ASBSD will host three NEW events in January, known as the: Negotiated Agreement Workshops. Board members attending can earn 30 ALL points for their board!   Join ASBSD Director of Policy and Legal
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December09

Gov. Daugaard proposes 2.3 percent increase in state aid

In his final budget address, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed schools receive a 2.3 percent increase in state aid for Fiscal Year 2020.   The proposed increase in state aid meets the statutory requirement of schools receiving the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) or 3 percent, whichever is less, as CPI-W came in at 2.3 percent for
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December07

Calling all ASBSD Legislative Action Network members

Advocating on behalf of our public school system is an important job and ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network (LAN) steps up to take on that task.   With the 2019 legislative session just two months away, we’re preparing for session by activating ASBSD LAN, which is designed to activate local school board members to communicate to legislators the
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December06

Delegates determine focus of ASBSD for session

School board members descended on Pierre to don the role of Delegate and do due diligence in determining the legislative focus of ASBSD.   “Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics,” ASBSD President Tom Farrell, of Madison
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December05

ASBSD Board of Directors convenes prior to Delegate Assembly

The ASBSD Board of Directors convened their most recent meeting prior to this year’s Delegate Assembly.   The Board approved the legislative priorities presented to the Delegates – and eventually approved – at assembly; they included: C1 School Funding C7 State Aid Inflation Factor C4 Capital Outlay Adjustments B9 Behavioral and Mental Health Resources Read
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December04

ALL points earned, ALL awards presented

School boards spent the late summer months and those in fall earning ALL points for the 2018-19 year, while ASBSD spent the same time period presenting last year’s award winners their plaques.   The 2018-19 school year marks the third year of ASBSD’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead, with board
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December03

Join ASBSD & COSA online for an upcoming School Law Webinar

The best minds in school law in South Dakota are bringing their vast knowledge and information to you in a series of eight School Law Webinars.   Administrators attending can earn 1 CEU hour and Board members attending can earn 20 ALL points for their board!   Join COSA and ASBSD one afternoon a month
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December02

2019 ASBSD Board of Director’s elections

The 2019 election cycle for the ASBSD Board of Directors is about to begin and seats in the following regions and enrollment categories will be up for election: Central region with enrollment 700-1,399 Chamberlain, Eagle Butte and Winner Central region with enrollment 1,400-9,999 Pierre and Todd County Northeast region with enrollment 265 and Under Arlington, Big
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December01

DHS releases school safety resource

The Department of Homeland Security recently released a helpful school safety resource.   DHS’s Office of Academic Engagement published Exercise Starter Kits, which are focused on an active shooter incident and are part of the Campus Resilience (CR) Program, for the K-12 community.     The Exercise Starter Kits are self-conducted tabletop exercises (TTX) that
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November30

2018-19 Election Workshop Webinars upcoming

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.   Anyone wishing to attend a webinar can download the registration form here and return it via email to Lisa@sdmunicipalleague.org. Each webinar is limited
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