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October18

Best minds in school law heading to Sioux Falls

Be a part of important discussions on critical school law topics and have your legal questions answered at an upcoming ASBSD School Law Seminar.   Board members attending can earn 30 ALL points for their board!   ASBSD and COSA will host a School Law Seminar featuring a Tuesday night session discussing school board meetings
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October17

Updates made to ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved changes to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly will be
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October17

Four ASBSD Region Meetings remain on schedule

Join your fellow board members and administrators at an ASBSD Region Meeting this fall to discuss the latest in education funding, legislation and other issues.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will visit nine locations across South Dakota to discuss potential legislation for the 2020 session and gather feedback on ASBSD’s legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions, as
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October16

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2019 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s 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.   Delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2020 legislative session.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for
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September27

Opioid antagonist administration training video available

The opioid antagonist administration training video is now available.   The South Dakota Department of Health recently completed the Naloxone in High Schools Project, but if you were unable to attend, you can still complete the training by watching the webinar video.   Click here to review the Naloxone in High Schools training video. (Please note:
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September26

Policy Alert: Child Abuse Reporting and Bullying 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).     With ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany serving on the
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September24

ASBSD and DEC partnering on supe search service

ASBSD and Dakota Education Consulting are teaming up to offer school boards the best option in superintendent search services.   Since 2011, Tom Oster has operated DEC and successfully conducted many superintendent searches for districts all across South Dakota while ASBSD has provided a similar service to many school boards over the years.   The
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September20

Youth Mental Health First Aid training available

Two state agencies are collaborating to provide FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid training.   S.D. Department of Education and the Department of Social Services–Division of Behavioral Health, through the Project AWARE grant, are offering an eight-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid training program at no cost to adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers,
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September09

Policy Alert: 2019 Policies and Annual Notices Required by Federal Law

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 Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services
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September07

Opioid antagonist administration training webinar set for September

Those high school administrators interested in completing training for opioid antagonist administration will have another opportunity in September.   The South Dakota Department of Health will host a FREE webinar covering the Naloxone in High Schools Project, which is the opioid antagonist administration project initiated by the passage of Senate Bill 84 during this year’s
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