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July05

School Board U Launched

ASBSD is excited to announce we have launched ASBSD School Board U, an online training site for school board members.   ASBSD School Board U offers board members five course options – School Board Governance, Fiscal Responsibility, Strategic Planning, a New Board Member Workshop and Ethical School Board Service. Visit our webpage to find registration links for
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May18

Nominations being accepted for ASBSD Awards

Let’s honor those that give their time and effort to enhance education in their district.   We need you to submit candidates for ASBSD’s Outstanding School Board Member of the Year and (a revamped version) the School Board Award of Excellence.   “This is a way for all ASBSD members to recognize and thank those
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January24

Collective Bargaining Seminars rescheduled for February

ASBSD’s Collective Bargaining Seminar will return in February with a three meeting slate covering the negotiation process between school boards and district employees.   Collective Bargaining Seminars begin with registration from 8-8:30 a.m. and event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held: Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Rapid City Ramkota Hotel &
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January06

New Protective Trust website unveiled

We are excited to announce the Protective Trust has revamped our website!   Districts can find information about our insurance programs, claim forms, contact information, and lots of other general information.   Check it out at www.ptasbsd.org.  
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July31

Committee concludes latest work

Members of the legislative interim study committee charged with examining school funding wrapped up their third session yesterday (Tuesday), concluding their look at technology’s role in education and the programs aimed at helping students graduate.   “We’re not changing education,” Rep. Kathy Tyler said about the different options available to educators. “We’re adding more tools.”
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July30

Funding committee talks technology

Members of the legislative interim committee charged with examining school funding met today (Monday) in Pierre with an agenda packed with presentations on technology’s impact on instruction.   In addition to studying technology’s relation to teaching, the committee has been asked to look at how the school funding formula affects a district’s decision to seek
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July29

School funding committee continues study

Exploration of school funding in South Dakota continues today as the legislative interim committee on school funding reconvenes this afternoon (Monday) and continues tomorrow.   “There was productive conversation, which laid a good foundation for the study last month and we look for that to continue at these meetings,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said.
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May23

Two grant programs available for schools

The South Dakota Department of Education is now accepting applications for two grant programs, which were appropriated $500,000 by the legislature.   House Bill 1164 appropriated one-time funds for the Classroom Innovation grant program and House Bill 1185, which was the general funding bill, included one-time dollars for the Technology Infrastructure Upgrade grant program.  
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February06

Two bills tackled on Tuesday by Reps

Onward for innovation   Members of the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1164 with a 60-9 vote on Tuesday.   The bill would provide one-time dollars in the form of classroom innovation grants to utilize technology in creative and innovative ways to enhance learning and achievement of their students. Bill sponsor Rep. David Lust
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February06

Information to remain offline

For the foreseeable future school districts, and other government bodies, will continue to pay to have meeting minutes, public notices, school documents, bids and other information in the newspaper.   House Local Government committee members deferred House Bill 1224 to the 41st Legislative day at Tuesday’s bill hearing on a 10-3 vote. HB 1224 would
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