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May07

ASBSD Bulletin – May

Watch Wade’s Welcome and then read the ASBSD Bulletin, which provides you the latest on the long-term legislative study planned for K-12 education, April’s ASBSD Board of Director’s meeting, the Academic Excellence Luncheon and much more.   Read the Bulletin here.
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May01

Best and brightest of Class of 2014 honored

A group of the best and brightest graduating seniors from the Class of 2014 were honored during the 24th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday.     In conjunction with the office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota invited nearly 200 students from the state’s public, private and
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April22

It’s time again to share your district’s Good News!

ASBSD invites you to share ANY feats of accomplishment or innovation, successful cooperative community projects or any story that makes you proud of your district for our second edition of The Good News Bulletin.     Last year’s edition featured over 30 inspiring and superb stories from public school districts across South Dakota and the
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February24

Assessment exemption bill back from the dead

Mere hours after its death in the House Education committee, House Bill 1187 was revived through a smoke out on the floor of the House.   Rep. Jim Bolin, the bill’s sponsor, pleaded with Representatives to get the bill, which provides for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment
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February13

Tech, certificate and hours bills advance

Three bills supported by ASBSD made it through House Education on Wednesday.   House Bill 1005, which appropriates $2.85 million for technology-oriented professional development to be used for teacher compensation, passed and was referred to House Appropriations on 15-0 vote.   The bill was previous killed by the committee, but was brought back for reconsideration
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February12

Debate continues on CPR requirement bill

Parties on each side of the debate on a bill that would require schools to teach CPR and make it a graduation requirement will have more time to compromise following Monday’s Senate Health and Human Services committee meeting.   Committee chair Sen. Jean Hunhoff said “there is an interest” in Senate Bill 145, but the
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January16

Reps ratify resolutions

Howling and bitter northwest winds couldn’t keep the House of Representatives from adopting two education-related resolutions on Thursday.   Representatives voted 49-18 to adopted House Concurrent Resolution 1002, which acknowledges the teacher shortage and the difficulties districts in South Dakota face in attracting and retaining qualified teachers.   “The resolution brings awareness to the legislature
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July29

Common Core website launched

Need information on Common Core?   There’s now a website filled with it: www.commoncore.sd.gov.   The website comes from a collaborative effort between five South Dakota education groups – ASBSD, South Dakota DOE, SASD, SDEA and the Board of Regents – promoting the merits of Common Core.   On the site you’ll find sections devoted
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January30

Three bills deferred to 41st

Increased funding bill blocked   House Bill 1201, which called for an increase to the per-student allocation dollar amount for the next three years, was deferred to the 41st Legislative Day on 9-4 by the House State Affairs committee.   “The bill was in for a battle,” Pogany said. “Although it’s disappointing it was defeated, the committee acknowledged something needs to
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