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June16

Policy Alert: Posting school district election information

Policies of a school district 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   During the 2018 legislative session, legislators passed and Gov. Dennis
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June01

Register for the premier learning event for board members and administrators

Interact with and learn from your fellow board members and administrators at the 2018 ASBSD-SASD Convention, which will feature insightful general session speakers and informative breakout sessions on a variety of topics, as well as more than one hundred exhibitors offering great services to K-12 education, on Thursday and Friday, August 9-10 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
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May27

Learn more about your role as a school board candidate and board member

ASBSD’s guide will prepare new, current and potential school board candidates for their role on the board.   ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randy Royer has revised and updated a brief video guide (and printable presentation) to share with new, current and potential school board members.   “The updated guide outlines steps for interested individuals in becoming a school board candidate, the
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April28

ASBSD Board meets for first time in 2018

After February’s scheduled board meeting was postponed due to winter weather, the ASBSD Board of Directors opened their 2018 meeting schedule in Sioux Falls last week (4/20-21) covering a litany of topics and honoring three fellow members for their service on the board.   Deuel School Board President Debbe Koenecke was presented a plaque for
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February20

2018 Election Workshop webinars

The Election Workshop webinar schedule for 2018 is set.   The Secretary of State’s office, Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the South Dakota Municipal League will co-sponsor four FREE workshop webinars in 2018.   The FREE Election Workshop webinars will span four different days in January and March; each covering a different topics. There will be two separate webinar
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February04

2018 ASBSD Board of Director’s elections

The 2018 election cycle for the ASBSD Board of Directors is about to begin and seats in the following regions and enrollment categories will be up for election: Central region with enrollment 266-699 Northeast region with enrollment 266-699 Northeast region with enrollment 700-1,399 Southeast region with enrollment 265 & Under Western region with enrollment 1,400-9,999 All
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February03

Two school board related bills take divergent paths in House

Two school board related bills took divergent paths on Friday (2/2).   House State Affairs members defeated House Bill 1211, which requires all property tax opt out decisions be referred to a vote, on an 8-5 vote.   ASBSD opposed the bill.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany testified in opposition of the bill citing
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February01

Board election info bill heads to Gov’s desk

The first school board related bill is headed to the Governor’s desk, but it’s one with an unclear aim.   Members of the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 66, which requires school boards to post information related to school district elections within their board minutes, on a 58-9 vote on Thursday (2/1). The House’s
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January31

Comm. defers action on homeschool participation bill

The right to make local decisions on student activity participation remains in limbo.   House Education committee members took testimony on Wednesday (1/31) House Bill 1120, which permits students receiving alternative instruction be deemed academically eligible by complying with alternative instruction requirements and allowed to participate in activities sponsored by the SDHSAA or school districts,
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January16

School district election info bill passes comm. and Senate

Education committee members and Senators passed a bill mandating the posting of specific school board and district election information.   On a 5-2 vote, Senate Education committee members passed Senate Bill 66, which requires school boards to post information related to school district elections within their board minutes. The bill also passed the Senate on
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