January 2013

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January 2013

ASBSD Legislative Day

For the third straight year, ASBSD invites school board members, superintendents and business managers from member districts toLegislative Day on Tuesday, February 19.   ASBSD Legislative Day is a day of advocacy and action in support of public education. School board members and administrators are invited to Pierre to learn about the latest status of bills […]

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“Sentinel” bill passes committee

A bill that would allow the arming of school employees or volunteers on school grounds passed the House Education committee by an 8-7 vote this morning.   House Bill 1087 was amended to include requirement that school boards receive approval from the county sheriff with jurisdiction over the district before implementing the “sentinel” program, non-law enforcement individuals acting as school “sentinels” receive training from law

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ASBSD Weekly Legislative Roundup

“Sentinel” bill passes committee   Following almost three hours of testimony and discussion spread acrosstwo days, the House Education committee passed an amended version of House Bill 1087 by an 8-7 vote this morning. The bill moves to the House floor for hearing next week.   The bill would allow school boards to “create, establish and supervise” a “sentinel” program that would arm

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Vote on “Sentinel” bill deferred

The House Education committee deferred a vote until Friday on House Bill1087, which would allow school boards to arm staff, security or volunteers on school grounds, following a lengthy hearing this morning.   Testimony from opponents and proponents of the bill was completed and committee members opted to continue discussion on the matter before proceeding with a vote.  

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Legislative news and notes

  Open meetings law bill amended   A bill that would have subjected appointed sub- and advisory committees to open meetings laws was amended by the House State Affairs committee today.   House Bill 1108 initially introduced an amendment placing sub- and advisory committees under the open meetings umbrella. The committee decided to strike the

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