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April17

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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April10

ASBSD partners with SLRMA to bring risk management tools to members

As a leader in school risk, ASBSD partnered with the School Leaders Risk Management Association (SLRMA) to provide our member districts FREE access to a variety of checklists and best practices focused on school board and district protection.   SLRMA is a not-for-profit organization that collects, analyzes and disseminates federal school board legal liability risk
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April06

Learn more about SafeSchools Training during upcoming webinar

Want to learn more about how your district can access a market-leading training system to meet your staff’s training needs?   Join SafeSchools for a short webinar to learn more about the training platform and how you can get started with this valuable member benefit, sponsored by ASBSD.     There will be three, half-hour
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April01

SafeSchools’ April Newsletter

SafeSchools’ latest School Safety Newsletter is now available.   Give the April edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter discusses SafeSchools’ tip reporting system, their latest training course on sudden cardiac arrest in athletes and much more with readers.     ASBSD and SafeSchools’ partnership brings each of our member districts
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March13

Work Comp members placing AED units provided by fund

ASB Workers’ Compensation Fund member districts and education co-ops have received their free AED units.   As a leader in school risk, ASBSD and the Protective Trust granted a Zoll AED Plus free of charge to Workers’ Compensation Fund members. The Zoll AED Plus includes a CPR component unique to AED units and has a shelf-life of 5
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March09

Restraint and seclusion policy bill passes both chambers

The two chambers of the Capitol came together on a bill requiring school districts to adopt a restraint and seclusion policy to send it to the governor’s desk.   House members passed Senate Bill 46, which requires school districts to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion, on a 52-12 vote and
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February27

Restraint and seclusion policy passes House, set for Conf. Comm.

An agreement between chambers on amendments made to a bill requiring districts adopt a restraint and seclusion policy is all that keeps the legislation from the governor’s desk.   Representatives passed Senate Bill 46, which requires school districts to adopt a policy limiting the use of restraint and seclusion, on a 37-27 vote.   The
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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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