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May30

State’s ESSA plan presented, public comment wanted

The state has a plan in place to meet the requirements of the federal education policy.   At the State Board of Education meeting in May (5/15) a summary of South Dakota’s plan for educating students under the Every Student Succeeds Act was presented following a year’s worth of discussion with educators and stakeholders in South Dakota,
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May29

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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May15

Videos: Stand Up 4 Public Schools

For everyone who understands and appreciates the value of public education, the National School Boards Association is providing an excellent platform to demonstrate their support for public education.   NSBA’s The Stand Up 4 Public Schools campaign has been refreshed and the new strategic concept is aimed at telling the full and rich story of
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May14

ALL points adding up as year nears end

Although the school year is near the end and summer set to begin, school boards will continue their work.   As you continue your work, your board still has a chance to earn points towards ASBSD’s Board Recognition Program – ALL: Act, Learn, Lead.   ALL recognizes board members’ participation in outside activities, board development and
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May08

Gov. proclaims May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week

South Dakota will celebrate a truly great group this week: our state’s teachers.   Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently proclaimed May 8-12 as Teacher Appreciation Week in South Dakota.   “Our state’s teachers deserve celebration for all the wonderful work they do for the students, schools and communities of South Dakota,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany
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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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April29

2017’s Best and Brightest Honored for Academic Excellence

The best and brightest from the Class of 2017 were honored for their academic achievements at the 27th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday (4/24).   In conjunction with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota invited more than 200 students, who were identified as the top one percent of
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April26

ASBSD Board meets in Rapid City

ASBSD’s Board of Directors convened in Rapid City recently for their second meeting of 2017.   Board members were treated to a presentation by students and staff of the Ateyapi Mentoring Program. The program is led by American Indian mentors who are drug and alcohol free, and knowledgeable about Lakota culture.     Traditional Lakota
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April02

Apply for the Voya Unsung Heroes grant

Associated School Board’s Protective Trust invites school districts to apply for the Voya Unsung Heroes grant.   Voya Financial partners with ASBPT to provide our members life insurance and has provided nearly $5 million in awarded grants in the past two decades.     Review and complete the online application here.   Grants are given to K-12
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March23

Submit your district’s student for the 2017 Academic Excellence Banquet

School board members and superintendents remind your district’s high school principal(s) to identify and submit the name(s) of the academic top one percent of the 2017 senior class to be honored at the Academic Excellence Recognition Banquet.     Gov. Dennis Daugaard and ASBSD, in cooperation with the Department of Education and the School Administrators of
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