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Ten districts taking advantage of ASBSD’s online policy options

Almost a year after its launch, the ASBSD online policy services community continues to grow.

 

Ten school districts from across South Dakota have signed up for the service that streamlines the school board policy process.

 

“A year ago we decided we needed to completely review and revamp our school policy manual,” Kimball Superintendent Jeff Rieckman said.

 

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Kimball Superintendent Jeff Rieckman

 

“Working with ASBSD and their online policy services has made this project enjoyable and educational for the administration and the school board.”

 

Download the ASBSD Online Policy Services brochure here.

 

download our ASBSD Policy Services guide

 

By signing up for ASBSD’s Online Policy Services, Kimball, along with Alcester-Hudson, Bennett County, Centerville, Edmunds Central, Elkton, Iroquois, Leola, Miller and Tripp-Delmont, have electronically organized their policy book by editing current and adding new policies in real time.

 

Edmunds Central Superintendent Karen Fox referred to ASBSD’s Online Policy Service as “one of the most useful tools we have ever used to conduct a comprehensive review of board policies.”

 

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Edmunds Central Superintendent Karen Fox

 

“The format has allowed the board a plan determining the areas of most need and then provided the online guidance necessary to clean up, add and delete policies,” Fox said.

 

In addition to instant access and editing capabilities, ASBSD’s Online Policy Service provides members the opportunity to search the policies of fellow districts utilizing the online policy service and receive ten hours of in-depth analysis and review of their current and future policies upon signing up.

 

“Each month ASBSD selects around six policies for us to consider updating. We have great discussion on each of the policies and make any changes we feel are necessary for our district,” Rieckman said.

 

“We are going to have a completely updated and current policy manual for the administration, board, staff and parents to utilize.”

 

To begin using ASBSD’s Online Policy Service, there is a one-time set up fee of $1,000 and annual hosting fee which is based on your district’s enrollment:

  • Less Than 250 — $300
  • 251 to 500 — $600
  • 501 to 750 — $900
  • 751 to 1,000 — $1,200
  • 1,001 to 1,750 — $1,500
  • 1,751 to 2,500 — $1,800
  • 2,501 to 5,000 — $2,400
  • 5,001 to 7,500 — $3,000
  • 7,501 to 25,000 — $3,600
  • Over 25,000 — $4,300

Contact Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman at gkaufman@asbsd.org or 605-773-2513 if you would like additional information on ASBSD’s Online Policy Service can streamline your district’s school board policy process.

 

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Miller Superintendent Dan Trefz

 

“It has helped us review our policy book with much more accuracy and efficiency,” Miller Superintendent Dan Trefz said of the online policy service.

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