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November22

Legislative direction set at Delegate Assembly

Seventy-six delegates approved ASBSD’s legislative direction for the upcoming session recently.   Delegates ratified 28 resolutions and 11 standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2018 legislative session, at ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly.   Click here to review the resolutions and click here to review the standing positions.   “Our work as school boards is
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November21

ASBSD Board meets for final time in 2017

ASBSD’s Board of Directors met for the final time in 2017 prior to ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly.   Board members again reviewed the Association’s 28 resolutions and 11 standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2018 legislative session, and approved ASBSD’s Advocacy Priorities prior to their presentation to the delegates.     Read a recap
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November19

Five new schools join ASBSD’s Online Policy Community

ASBSD’s online policy services community added FIVE new members recently.   The Deuel, Dupree, Haakon, Lemmon and Sisseton School Districts joined 14 other South Dakota school districts in simplifying their school board policy process with help from ASBSD.   “The school board and administration wanted to revise existing policy to reflect current issues and legislation,”
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November02

Suicide prevention training provided by ASBSD and SafeSchools

SafeSchools offers South Dakota school districts a one hour suicide awareness and prevention training course, which meets the state’s training requirement for the initial certificate and renewal certificate of a teacher, administrator or other educational professional.   The Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention training requirement comes from the passage of 2016’s Senate Bill 129, which establishes certain suicide awareness
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November01

Delegates: Join us at Delegate Assembly on Friday (Nov. 17)

District appointed Delegates should join fellow board members at ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly to help establish their state school board association’s legislative direction and share their district’s view on key legislative topics.   Delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2018 legislative session, on Friday, November 17
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October24

Accountability Board reviews waiver process, updates procedures

Members of the board charged to review school district compliance with state mandates related to teacher pay recently discussed the upcoming waiver process for not meeting teacher pay mandates.   Thirty-six South Dakota school districts missed the mandates for the 2016-17 school year, which required 85 percent of the total state aid dollars be allocated for
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October21

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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October20

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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October01

Join the best minds in school law at our final seminar of the fall

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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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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