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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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July08

2020 ASBSD-SASD Virtual Convention sessions, schedule set

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually on Thursday, August 6 and will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote speech from Devin Hughes of The Orange Frog group followed by 15 live breakout sessions covering a variety of topics and a panel discussion on the upcoming school year with state officials, with EACH
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July07

Utilize these guides in reopening schools plans

As school districts approach an unprecedented to start to a school year there are many different resources available to assist in the planning and preparation.   Below you will find links to a variety of guides from ASBSD, the South Dakota Department of Education, as well as the Department of Health: ASBSD Reopening of Schools
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July05

Policy Alert: Fiduciary, Fiscal and Funds

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
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July04

Kaufman announces retirement

A career filled with invaluable experience and institutional knowledge in school law is concluding as ASBSD Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman will retire in September.   “My goal, when making the decision to go to law school after serving as a public school counselor for 8 years, was to work in the
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June07

2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention to be held virtually

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually this year.   On Thursday, August 6, ASBSD and SASD, in conjunction with TIE, will host a virtual Convention for board members and administrators.   “Moving the ASBSD-SASD Convention to the virtual platform from our regular face-to-face event was a difficult decision,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany
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June06

Earn ALL points, CEUs by registering for ASBSD/COSA School Law Webinars

Get the best school law information from ASBSD and COSA legal experts by registering for one or more of our School Law Webinars.   The seven recorded webinars offer board members participating a chance to earn 20 ALL points for their board and administrators can earn 1 hour of continuing education units. The cost of
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June01

Group to develop reopening guidance for SY 2020

Three representatives of ASBSD are part of a group of those associated with education developing guidance about reopening schools in the 2020-21 school year.   ASBSD President Denise Lutkemeier, Past President Tom Farrell and Executive Director Wade Pogany joined the group convened by the South Dakota Department of Education to put together a guidance document
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May11

Revenue collection shows effect of virus

South Dakota revenue collection has begun to show the impact of the Coronavirus.   April’s revenue collection came in $18 million less than what was adopted by the legislature earlier this year.   The S.D. Bureau of Finance and Management noted in it’s COVID-19’s Delayed Impact on South Dakota document that “a larger impact” was
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April24

SOS office requesting Business Managers provide contact info to County Auditors

The Secretary of State’s office has requested school districts contact their county auditor immediately and provide the district’s contact information in order for the county auditor’s office to forward absentee ballot requests to the school district.   County auditors are processing many absentee ballot requests on which voters are requesting “all” absentee ballots they are
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