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December07

Calling all ASBSD Legislative Action Network members

Advocating on behalf of our public school system is an important job and ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network (LAN) steps up to take on that task.   With the 2019 legislative session just two months away, we’re preparing for session by activating ASBSD LAN, which is designed to activate local school board members to communicate to legislators the
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December06

Delegates determine focus of ASBSD for session

School board members descended on Pierre to don the role of Delegate and do due diligence in determining the legislative focus of ASBSD.   “Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics,” ASBSD President Tom Farrell, of Madison
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December03

Join ASBSD & COSA online for an upcoming School Law Webinar

The best minds in school law in South Dakota are bringing their vast knowledge and information to you in a series of eight School Law Webinars.   Administrators attending can earn 1 CEU hour and Board members attending can earn 20 ALL points for their board!   Join COSA and ASBSD one afternoon a month
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December01

DHS releases school safety resource

The Department of Homeland Security recently released a helpful school safety resource.   DHS’s Office of Academic Engagement published Exercise Starter Kits, which are focused on an active shooter incident and are part of the Campus Resilience (CR) Program, for the K-12 community.     The Exercise Starter Kits are self-conducted tabletop exercises (TTX) that
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November25

Download the 2018-19 Emergency School Bus Pact

ASBSD has continued its coordinating role for the Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact between school districts, which operates in the event a bus traveling outside of its home district fails and is in need of assistance.   ASBSD has collected and supplied a list of emergency phone numbers for the cooperating districts so they
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November02

Get your delegate to the 2018 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics.   Delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2019 legislative session. This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 16
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October28

Free risk management conference in November

Learn more about managing risk in the new millennium by attending – FOR FREE – the 2018 Joint Safety and Loss Control Training Conference.   ASBSD has joined the State of S.D. Office of Risk Management, S.D. Public Assurance Alliance, SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund, Safety Benefits, Inc. and Insurance Benefits, Inc. to sponsor the Conference
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October19

Discuss the latest in K-12 education at a 2018 Region Meeting

Discuss the latest in K-12 education with fellow board members and administrators at an ASBSD Region Meeting this Fall.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will visit nine locations across South Dakota to discuss potential legislation for the 2019 session and gather feedback on ASBSD’s legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions, as well as detail the latest services
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September04

Policy Alert: Federally Required Annual Notices and Policies

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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September03

The best minds in school law hosting two Seminars this fall

Join the best minds in school law this fall to learn about the latest in legal topics schools face and have your questions answered.   ASBSD and COSA will host a School Law Seminar featuring a Tuesday night session discussing school district/superintendent employment contracts and a Wednesday session covering the new data breach reporting law,
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