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May15

Register for the Premier Learning Event for Board Members and Administrators

South Dakota’s premier learning event for school board members and administrators is now open for registration.   Interact with and learn from your fellow board members and administrators at the 2017 ASBSD-SASD Convention, which will feature insightful general session speakers and informative breakout sessions, as well as many different exhibitors offering great services to K-12 education, on Thursday
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May06

Missed the SafeSchools webinar? Watch it here!

Representatives from nearly 30 different school districts registered for the informative webinar session to learn how their district can access hundreds of school focused courses offered by SafeSchools.   Even if you weren’t able to join, you can learn more about SafeSchools and their course offerings by watching the brief webinar recording here.   SafeSchools
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May01

May edition of the School Safety Newsletter

The May edition of the SafeSchools’ School Safety Newsletter is now available.   Give the latest edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   This month’s newsletter provides information on SafeSchools’ updated bullying prevention training course, their new threat assessment course, school bus safety offerings and much more.     ASBSD and SafeSchools have partnered to bring all
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April30

QZAB deadline May 12

Eligible South Dakota public school districts can apply for bond authorizations used for rehabilitating public school facilities and to provide equipment, instructional materials and professional development for teachers.   The South Dakota Department of Education has indicated the state has approximately $1.8 million available in Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs). Schools may apply for bond
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April18

Free webinars covering SafeSchools courses

ASBSD and SafeSchools invite you to an informative webinar session to learn how you can access hundreds of school focused courses for your district at no charge!   SafeSchools Training, which partnered with ASBSD last fall to bring all member districts access to a market-leading training system, is a web-based training and compliance system designed
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April01

Latest School Safety Matters Newsletter

SafeSchools’ School Safety Newsletter for April is now available.   Give the latest edition of the School Safety Matters newsletter a read here.   April’s newsletter focuses on a district’s role in child abuse prevention, a safety alert on a social media app causing concern, SafeSchools’ Accident Tracking system, new online Paraeducator Training and much more.    
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March29

Free emergency planning course for school officials

Preparing for all types of disaster is of the utmost importance in school safety.   The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management is hosting a FREE, two-day course in April to help school district officials prepare for all types of potential disasters.   District officials can register for the Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools course,
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March07

Construction option elimination bill headed to Gov

Gov. Dennis Daugaard will have final review of the elimination of a cost-saving construction option for school districts and other public entities.   House Bill 1112, which revises certain provisions related to construction managers on certain public improvement projects, passed the Senate on a 21-13 vote. The bill reached the floor after the rare recommendation by the Senate Judiciary
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March06

One bus bill passed and one stopped in legislature

One school bus bill passed and one came to a stop in the legislature recently.   House Bill 1110, which revises certain provisions regarding school bus stop violations, flew through the Senate Transportation and Senate floor without a “nay” vote.   ASBSD supports the bill, which lowers the speed limit allowed when passing a school bus with
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March02

Crossover Day crosses out three ed. related bills

Crossover Day saw the end for two education related bills in the Senate and one in the House, last week.   Senate Bill 134, which would prohibit the use of public school resources to advocate for an outcome in any partisan election or legislative vote, was overwhelming opposed by Senators on a 27-8 vote.  
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