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July30

Capital Outlay reviewed by legis. interim work groups

Discussion about capital outlay got in-depth for the first time during the legislative interim.   The legislative planning committee – charged with completing a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components – and the Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force heard presentations on capital outlay at their latest meetings in July. S.D. Division of
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July29

Equalization of other revenue discussed

The Legislative Planning Committee charged with completing a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components learned of the potential affects equalization of the other revenue school districts receive could have on K-12 community.   Department of Education Director of Finance Tammy Darnall said the discussions of other revenue usually focus on utility, wind
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July19

Capital Outlay on agenda of Ag Land Task Force

The legislature’s Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force will hold a meeting next week (Tuesday, July 22) that could impact K-12 education.   The Task Force, made up of eight legislators and six other individuals, will hear a report from a summer work group concerning the capital outlay tax and other school
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July18

Concerns over teacher shortage on agenda of long-term study

The second meeting in a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components will be held on Monday (July 21).   Members of the legislative planning committee will hear testimony on the capital outlay fund, other revenue for school districts and about the teacher shortage in South Dakota schools.   SASD Executive Director Rob
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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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July10

July’s ASBSD Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin includes information on the long-term study of K-12 funding, ASBSD’s new online training site – ASBSD School Board U, the upcoming early registration deadline for the 2014 Convention and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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June17

K-12 study starts

The South Dakota Legislature’s Legislative Planning Committee completed the introductory chapter of the two year study on K-12 education and its different funding components.   Monday’s opener took on the tenor of the opening meetings for a House or Senate Education committee, as planning committee members heard presentations on the state funding formula for education,
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June13

K-12 study kicks off next week

On Monday (6/16), members of the Legislative Planning Committee will begin their work on an in-depth study of K-12 education and its different components.   Topics of the study include, the education funding formula, the revenue, expenditures and accounting practices for education, salary needs, budget reserves and tax levies.   “This is a vast, vast topic
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June05

ASBSD Bulletin – June

  Watch Wade’s Welcome and then read The Bulletin.   This month’s Bulletin provides you with donation information to assist the Hoven School District, a preview of the study of K-12 education set to begin this month, an announcement of a new online training site ASBSD is offering and much more.
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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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