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February20

Committee tables teacher recruitment program

A bill promoting teacher recruitment to rural school districts did not survive committee action.   Senate Bill 144, which would create a tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers teaching in rural school districts, was sent to the 41st legislative day by the Senate Appropriations committee.   SB 144 would have established the reimbursement fund for teachers
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February12

ASBSD Board of Directors meeting agenda – February, 2015

Below you will find the meeting agenda for the ASBSD Board of Directors meeting being held in Pierre, SD on Monday, February 16. A PDF version of the agenda can be downloaded on the Publications & Forms page.   ASBSD Board of Directors Meeting   Ramkota, Lake Sharpe Room, 12:00 Noon Pierre, SD   1. Call to Order –
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February05

No increase for pension levy

Members of the House Taxation committee voted to kill a bill that would have allowed school districts to raise their pension levy by $.05.   School districts currently can levy $.30 per $1,000 of valuation for their pension levy and House Bill 1115, which was defeated on a 10-5 vote, would have raised the maximum
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October15

10 myths of school board service

The National School Board Association recently published the “Ten myths of school board service” authored by Maine School Boards Association President Terry McCabe and Maryland Association of Boards of Education Communications and Marketing Coordinator Sandi Barry.   The list is a great read for current board members and a valuable share for individuals considering running
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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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