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October08

Teacher pay in South Dakota is ticking towards its target

Teacher pay in South Dakota is ticking towards its target of $48,500.   The $48,500 average teacher pay target was set in 2016, after the legislature’s passage of a historic education funding package that ushered in a new state aid funding formula along with a half-cent increase to the state’s sales tax to fund the
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September23

Review ASBSD’s updated legislative positions before 2017 Delegate Assembly

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved amendments, additions and deletions to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions, which were recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions set the legislative direction of ASBSD and are set to be voted on by member
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September10

Good News Bulletin website up and running

ASBSD’s The Good News Bulletin website is up and running and ready to publish your district’s good news stories year-round.   ASBSD has been proud to publish The Good News Bulletin as our way of highlighting some of the stories that illustrate the many different avenues of achievement and success in our schools for the
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September04

Putnam and SDPB honored by ASBSD

Mitchell School Board Vice President Neil Putnam earned the 2017 ASBSD Outstanding School Board Member of the Year honor and South Dakota Public Broadcasting received the ASBSD School Bell Award.   Each accepted their awards at the 2017 ASBSD-SASD Convention.   The Outstanding School Board Member honor is presented to a South Dakota school board
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July19

Learn more about your roles and responsibilities on the board

New and veteran school board members looking to learn more about the roles and responsibilities associated with their service should join ASBSD Leadership Development Director Dr. Randall Royer at one of ASBSD’s upcoming Board Member Roles and Responsibilities Workshops.   “These events will be beneficial for newly elected, as well as experienced board members,” Royer
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July15

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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July06

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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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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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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