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September14

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2020 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time 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 2021 legislative session.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for the upcoming
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September14

Policy Alert: New Policy, Multiple Amended

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   The ASBSD Policy Committee has approved
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September13

Updates made to 2021 ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

The latest iterations of ASBSD’s legislative platform for the 2021 legislative session are available for review.   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 is set for Friday, November 20. At this time, ASBSD is planning
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September13

2020-21 Bus Pact submission deadline approaching

ASBSD continues our coordinating role for the Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact between school districts on the occasion 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 Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact district to secure
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September12

Opportunity to submit a resolution for the 2020 Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of the association.   Download the resolutions and standing positions here.   As member districts, you have the opportunity to vote on the resolutions and standing positions each year at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 20.   Before Delegate Assembly, your district also has the opportunity to
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September10

School Law webinar schedule set, registration price decreased

Expert school law information will be presented in eight webinars this year – at a lower rate!   Join COSA and ASBSD as the great minds in school law in South Dakota cover eight legal 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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September09

ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!

Complete training individually, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home with ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!   School Board U is our online training site to cover your training needs and enhance your knowledge of school board work.   Your SBU training will consist of an interactive video presented by
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September07

Policy Alert: Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

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 Policy Services has made available
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July12

School Law events to be held online in 2020-21

For 2020-21, the Council of School Attorney’s Board of Directors voted to hold all events online.   Beginning this fall, a schedule of school law webinars, which will be a substitute for all in-person events, will commence and cover a variety of topics related to school law.   “The COSA board made the prudent decision
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July08

Reopening schools sharing sessions information

Recently, ASBSD and SASD hosted three reopening school sharing sessions across the state for administrators to join together and share with each other how they were preparing for the 2020-21 school year in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.   “We had a great group of meetings with administrators from all locations, environments and enrollment
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