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February20

2018 Legislative Cracker Barrels

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.   Please
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February14

Restraint and seclusion school policy bill passed by comm.

An amended edition of the restraint and seclusion policy bill passed committee on Wednesday (2/14).   House Education committee members unanimously approved Senate Bill 46, which requires school districts to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion.   The amended version of SB 46 removed the training provision that was initially required
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February12

Committee rejects policy mandate bill

School boards will continue to have control over facilities policy.   House Bill 1296, which requires each school board to establish a policy on the use of certain school district facilities by transgender persons, fell on a 11-1 vote by the House Judiciary committee on Monday (2/12).   ASBSD opposed the bill.   “The issue
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February04

S.D. Homeland Security offering grant to school districts

The South Dakota Office of Homeland Security is offering a grant to school districts and other governmental entities designed to assist them in protecting and recovering from acts of terrorism and catastrophic events.   Homeland Security programming follows the framework of the National Preparedness Goal and supported Homeland Security projects focus on: Building protection capabilities across
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February01

Three education bills cross Chambers

Three education bills crossed Chambers on Wednesday (1/31).   Senators passed Senate Bill 46, which requires school districts to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion, on a 32-3 vote.   Sen. Deb Soholt told her fellow Senators the bill would “give guidance for the school district for their local control decision
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January25

Comm. passes bill requiring policy limiting restraint and seclusion use

Committee members passed a bill relating to the use of restraint and seclusion of students in schools.   On a 5-1 vote, members of the Senate Education committee passed Senate Bill 46, which requires school districts to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion.   ASBSD supports the bill and testified in
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January17

Principals and superintendents discuss topics with House Ed.

A group of superintendents and principals discussed significant topics within and issues facing public schools with the House Education Committee on Wednesday (1/17).   Spearfish West Elementary Principal Nick Gottlob said school districts “focus on the elements we can control” but often deal with “children who are victims of crisis.”   “There’s only so many
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January16

Work Comp fund distributes AED units to member districts

AED units granted free of charge to member districts and education co-ops in the ASB Workers’ Compensation Fund are being delivered!   ASBSD continually strives to be the leader in school risk and as such granted a Zoll AED Plus free of charge to Workers’ Compensation Fund members.   The Zoll AED Plus includes a
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January05

Make 2018 your district’s safest yet

Make 2018 your district’s safest yet with help from ASBSD and SafeSchools.   ASBSD and SafeSchools have partnered to bring each of our member districts access to a market-leading training system to meet your staff’s training needs with members of ASBPT’s Workers’ Compensation fund and  Property/Liability fund receiving access at no cost and all other ASBSD members receive
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January03

Meet the 2018 House Education committee

Familiar faces will fill the Capitol Building’s room 413 in the morning hours when the House Education committee meets during the 2018 legislative session.   Nearly all 15 committee members that served on House Ed. last year return to the committee. Rep. Marli Wiese will take Rep. Craig Tieszen’s seat on the committee after his tragic
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