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October18

Best minds in school law heading to Sioux Falls

Be a part of important discussions on critical school law topics and have your legal questions answered at an upcoming ASBSD School Law Seminar.   Board members attending can earn 30 ALL points for their board!   ASBSD and COSA will host a School Law Seminar featuring a Tuesday night session discussing school board meetings
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October17

Updates made to ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

At their August meeting, members of the ASBSD Board of Directors approved changes to the Association’s legislative resolutions and standing positions recommended by the ASBSD Policy and Resolutions Committee.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly. This year’s Delegate Assembly will be
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October17

Four ASBSD Region Meetings remain on schedule

Join your fellow board members and administrators at an ASBSD Region Meeting this fall to discuss the latest in education funding, legislation and other issues.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany will visit nine locations across South Dakota to discuss potential legislation for the 2020 session and gather feedback on ASBSD’s legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions, as
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October16

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2019 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 2020 legislative session.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for
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September26

Policy Alert: Child Abuse Reporting and Bullying 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).     With ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany serving on the
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September25

New initiative aimed at getting students work experience

A new initiative was introduced recently aimed at getting high school students real-life workplace experience.   Governor Kristi Noem announced in a recent weekly column the first-ever South Dakota Week of Work is slated for April 20-24, 2020.   The initiative is a partnership with businesses and schools that will give 10th grade students the
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September20

Youth Mental Health First Aid training available

Two state agencies are collaborating to provide FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid training.   S.D. Department of Education and the Department of Social Services–Division of Behavioral Health, through the Project AWARE grant, are offering an eight-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid training program at no cost to adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers,
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September03

September is Attendance Awareness Month

September marks Attendance Awareness Month.   “It’s back-to-school season, which is an exciting time,” South Dakota Secretary of Education Ben Jones said in a press release. “The research tells us that half the students who miss two to four days of school in September will end up missing almost a month of school over the
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September02

Labor department offers training to enhance students’ workplace skills.

Districts can now be trained to enhance students’ workplace skills free of charge via a developing state department program.   The S.D. Department of Labor and Regulation is developing a student version of their Bring Your “A” Game to Work training, which offers an engaging curriculum designed to foster foundational workplace skills and work ethic.
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August18

ASBSD Board holds first meeting of 2019-20

ASBSD Board members started the year with a meeting prior to this year’s ASBSD-SASD Convention.   The Association’s Board of Directors welcomed a new member, as White River School Board Member Louann Krogman was appointed as an At-Large representative for ASBSD’s Central Region.   The 2019-20 school year marks Krogman’s fifth year on the White
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