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December02

Delegates set legislative direction for ASBSD at Assembly

Delegates from 81 school districts voted to set the legislative direction of ASBSD at last month’s Delegate Assembly. The voting school board members approved 11 standing positions and 30 resolutions.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.  
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November20

Districts set legislative direction at Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to voice your district’s legislative agenda and establish your state school board association’s legislative direction.   It is essential for member districts to appoint a delegate and have them attend Delegate Assembly to vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which dictate the legislative direction of the
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September19

2014-15 Bus Pact available for download

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.   In accordance with the provisions of the Pact, in an emergency situation a school bus driver, or
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July15

In case of catastrophe

ASBSD Chief Financial Officer Bill Lynch discusses the fallout of a catastrophic event in a school district.     By Bill Lynch   You never know when catastrophe is coming. It may never happen. But, when it does, it’s unpredictable.   However, how you’re prepared for those terrible situations can make a difference.   The hard
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March04

Four bills find their way out of Senate

Four bills found their way out of the Senate on Monday.   House Bill 1033, which gives preference to the open enrollment application of siblings of a student currently in a district, passed on a 33-2 vote.   Sen. Chuck Welke told his peers the bill’s “intent is to keep families together” in school districts
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October07

School officials invited to attend school diabetes care discussion

The South Dakota Board of Nursing invites school officials and the public to attend a discussion on the Virtual Nursing Care for School Children with Diabetes Project.   Discussion will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Ivy Room located on 2425 S Shirley Ave. Suite 118 in Sioux Falls.   Currently, school personnel,
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September16

Bus Pact available for download

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.   In accordance with the provisions of the Pact, in an emergency situation a school bus driver, or
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August21

School Safety template available

In an effort to help school districts bolster school safety, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Department of Education, Associated School Boards of South Dakota, School Administrators of South Dakota and many law enforcement agencies have designed and released a school safety template.   “This is a thorough and comprehensive framework for school districts
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August02

LETC passes Sentinel rules

Members of the Law Enforcement Training Commission approved rules for school districts planning to implement the school Sentinel program today (Aug. 2) with one minor adjustment, which was proposed by ASBSD Executive Director Dr. Wade Pogany.   The Sentinel bill – introduced as House Bill 1087 – was passed by the legislature and signed by
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July18

Sentinel rules proposed

Tasked by House Bill 1087 – the Sentinel bill – to write rules for school districts to follow if they wish to arm employees, the Law Enforcement Training Commission shared the proposed guidelines for the first time on Wednesday (July 17).   Under the law any school board choosing to arm an employee must agree
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