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August12

Two positions on PT Board available

The ASBSD Protective Trust board is seeking candidates for two open positions.   The eight-member PT board has an opening for a school board member whose district is a member of the health fund and for a school board member whose district is a member of the workers’ compensation fund.     Each position will
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July20

Aberdeen saves 40 Hours a year in meeting time with SafeSchools

The Aberdeen School District adopted the SafeSchools Online Training System in 2014 and has found one of the many benefits of the system is the staff meeting time that’s been trimmed each year.   Assistant Superintendent Camille Kaul estimates that SafeSchools Training has saved Aberdeen 40 hours a year in meeting time!   “SafeSchools Training
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March07

2019 Collective Bargaining Seminars scheduled this month

ASBSD will host three Collective Bargaining Seminars in March to assist school board members and administrators when negotiating the 2019-2020 contract with teachers (and, support staff, if support staff has a recognized bargaining unit).   The 2019 Collective Bargaining Seminars schedule includes:   The seminars will include a short overview of the law with a
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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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November12

Nagel joins ASBSD as CFO, Protective Trust Director

ASBSD happily welcomed Holly Nagel to the team in October.   Nagel joined ASBSD as the Chief Financial Officer and Protective Trust Services Director on October 15, replacing Matt Flett, who joined the South Dakota Department of Education.   “I am very excited to join the ASBSD organization,” Nagel said.   “My experience with ASBSD
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October28

Free risk management conference in November

Learn more about managing risk in the new millennium by attending – FOR FREE – the 2018 Joint Safety and Loss Control Training Conference.   ASBSD has joined the State of S.D. Office of Risk Management, S.D. Public Assurance Alliance, SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund, Safety Benefits, Inc. and Insurance Benefits, Inc. to sponsor the Conference
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October19

Discuss the latest in K-12 education at a 2018 Region Meeting

Discuss the latest in K-12 education with fellow board members and administrators at an ASBSD Region Meeting this Fall.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will visit nine locations across South Dakota to discuss potential legislation for the 2019 session and gather feedback on ASBSD’s legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions, as well as detail the latest services
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September03

The best minds in school law hosting two Seminars this fall

Join the best minds in school law this fall to learn about the latest in legal topics schools face and have your questions answered.   ASBSD and COSA will host a School Law Seminar featuring a Tuesday night session discussing school district/superintendent employment contracts and a Wednesday session covering the new data breach reporting law,
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August01

Submit your district’s info for the 2018-19 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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June19

Health fund retains all members, adds 14 new districts

Nearly 70 school districts and education cooperatives will comprise the health fund in Fiscal Year 2019.   The South Dakota School District Benefits Fund retained 100 percent of its membership – marking the second straight fiscal year the fund retained every member – AND added 14 new members to bring the total number of participants
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