April 2013

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April 2013

Weekly News Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets. Rapid City Journal: Online bullying policy adopted. Argus Leader: A review of the Next Generation science standards. Aberdeen American News: School funding picked as an interim topic. Rapid City Journal: Laptops, iPads and apps in schools. Yankton Press …

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A safe and sound strategy

Tuesday offered a reminder of the need for emergency policies. Belle Fourche’s South Park Elementary School was placed in a lockdown state after gun-shot like sounds were reported in the area. The noises turned out to be nothing more than a vehicle backfiring in the area and students were in no imminent danger, but swift …

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Register for Joint Convention

Registration for the 2013 Joint Convention is open.   ASBSD and SASD are offering a great deal for any member district registering 3 school board members they will receive FREE registration for one administrator.   This year’s convention will feature two keynote speeches, with Thursday headlined by Tom Vander Ark discussing mass customized learning and Friday …

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Weekly News Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Mitchell Daily Republic: Student enrollment slowly on the rise statewide.   Argus Leader: Improving school lunch.   Aberdeen American News: ASBSD conducting Waubay superintendent search.   Read more about ASBSD’s superintendent search service here.   Aberdeen American …

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Subterranean Study Session

What would it be like to descend 4,850 feet into the earth and discover a fascinating world of science?   Members of the ASBSD Board of Directors and Executive Director Wade Pogany did just that on a tour of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead prior to the April meeting.   “It was an …

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ASBSD Officers attend NSBA Conference

ASBSD officers Pam Haukaas, Denise Lutkemeier, Randall Royer and Bev Banks attended the National School Board Association’s 73rd Annual Conference in San Diego last weekend.   “The conference was exciting,” ASBSD President Pam Haukaas said. “It highlighted how local school boards establish a structure and environment that allows all students to reach their full potential.” …

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Information on opt-outs

Today voters in the Redfield school district head to the polls to vote on an opt-out proposal. It’s a practice that’s become more common place for districts in recent years, especially following the $52 million cut made to the per-student allocation for fiscal year 2012.   For FY 2013, approximately 43 percent of school districts …

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