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January21

Three, FREE LAN Update webinars remain

ASBSD plans to hold three, free ASBSD LAN Update webinars beginning at 7 p.m. (Central) for LAN members to discuss their role as a LAN member, advocating strategies and provide updates from the 2020 legislative session. The webinars are scheduled for: Thursday, Jan. 30 Webinar (Go To Webinar Link) Wednesday, Feb. 5 Webinar (Go To
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January20

Meet the 2020 Senate Education committee

There’s a single change to the Senate Education committee for the 2020 legislative session.   Sen. Blake Curd will serve as Chair of the seven-member Senate Education committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m. Sen. Alan Solano resigned from the legislature last fall.   Let’s meet the committee members:  
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January19

Earn ALL points by attending a 2020 Legislative Cracker Barrel

Legislative Cracker Barrels in your area offer access to your local legislators, as well as the chance to hear their answers on a variety of legislative topics.   Below you will find a list of dates and locations of legislative cracker barrels being held throughout South Dakota that have been posted thus far.   Earn
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January12

School law and security lead topics for School Law Webinars

The School Law Webinar series is returning to connect you with the best minds in school law and security.   Join COSA and ASBSD as our school law experts cover seven key legal and security topics affecting school districts in an hour-long webinar, which will also feature time for you to get your questions about
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January08

Protective Trust has new online home

The Associated School Boards Protective Trust (ASBPT) has a new home online.   ASBPT has moved all its online information to http://asbsd.org/index.php/protective-trust/ and you can access the page by visiting www.asbsd.org and clicking the “ASBPT” link at the top of the page:     OR through the “Read More” link found under the “Protective Trust”
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December29

ALL award earning boards adding up in 2019-20

Nearly halfway through this recent ALL year, 54 school boards have earned an award in ASBSD’s board recognition program.   In the fourth year of ASBSD’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead, the 52 school boards having already earned a Gold, Silver or Bronze award equals the total number of boards that
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December27

BIT providing free cybersecurity assessment for schools

South Dakota school districts cannot ignore their risk of facing a cybersecurity breach.   To avoid a breach, South Dakota’s Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) and the Department of Education are partnering to expand the DDN services to include Cybersecurity Risk Assessments with a goal to ensure a school employs the technology, policies and
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December26

DOH provides summary of resources and technical assistance on vaping

State health officials have a developed a comprehensive guide for school districts in search of support for dealing with student vaping.   The South Dakota Department of Health has compiled a summary of resources and technical assistance for schools on the topic of vaping. The summary also provides a link to Regional Tobacco Prevention Coordinators
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December09

Policy Alert: Student Related Policies

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. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   By Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman  
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December04

SLRMA seeking input from members

ASBSD’s school risk management partner is seeking feedback from members.   School Leaders Risk Management Association (SLRMA), which provides FREE access to risk management resources and many other valuable checklists to ASBSD members, wants to hear from their members on the service provided to them.   Click here to take the 2019 SLRMA Member Survey   The survey
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