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July12

School Law events to be held online in 2020-21

For 2020-21, the Council of School Attorney’s Board of Directors voted to hold all events online.   Beginning this fall, a schedule of school law webinars, which will be a substitute for all in-person events, will commence and cover a variety of topics related to school law.   “The COSA board made the prudent decision
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July08

Reopening schools sharing sessions information

Recently, ASBSD and SASD hosted three reopening school sharing sessions across the state for administrators to join together and share with each other how they were preparing for the 2020-21 school year in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.   “We had a great group of meetings with administrators from all locations, environments and enrollment
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July08

2020 ASBSD-SASD Virtual Convention sessions, schedule set

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually on Thursday, August 6 and will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote speech from Devin Hughes of The Orange Frog group followed by 15 live breakout sessions covering a variety of topics and a panel discussion on the upcoming school year with state officials, with EACH
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July07

Utilize these guides in reopening schools plans

As school districts approach an unprecedented to start to a school year there are many different resources available to assist in the planning and preparation.   Below you will find links to a variety of guides from ASBSD, the South Dakota Department of Education, as well as the Department of Health: ASBSD Reopening of Schools
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June07

2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention to be held virtually

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually this year.   On Thursday, August 6, ASBSD and SASD, in conjunction with TIE, will host a virtual Convention for board members and administrators.   “Moving the ASBSD-SASD Convention to the virtual platform from our regular face-to-face event was a difficult decision,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany
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June06

Earn ALL points, CEUs by registering for ASBSD/COSA School Law Webinars

Get the best school law information from ASBSD and COSA legal experts by registering for one or more of our School Law Webinars.   The seven recorded webinars offer board members participating a chance to earn 20 ALL points for their board and administrators can earn 1 hour of continuing education units. The cost of
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June05

Policy Alert: Education & Compensation

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   The ASBSD Policy Review Committee recently
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June01

Group to develop reopening guidance for SY 2020

Three representatives of ASBSD are part of a group of those associated with education developing guidance about reopening schools in the 2020-21 school year.   ASBSD President Denise Lutkemeier, Past President Tom Farrell and Executive Director Wade Pogany joined the group convened by the South Dakota Department of Education to put together a guidance document
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May08

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training available

School districts can be virtually trained in youth mental health first aid free of charge.   Through Project AWARE, the South Dakota Department of Education is offering a train-the-trainer course in youth mental health first aid at no cost to school districts.   Training topics include: How to identify, understand and respond to signs of
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April19

Options for Remote School Board Meetings

Below are three options SASD and ASBSD have compiled for school boards and districts to consider should they choose to hold your upcoming school board meetings remotely. We are not endorsing any of the services, but simply wanted to make you aware of what may be available to your school board and district.   We
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