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Revenue collection shows effect of virus

South Dakota revenue collection has begun to show the impact of the Coronavirus.   April’s revenue collection came in $18 million less than what was adopted by the legislature earlier this year.   The S.D. Bureau of Finance and Management noted in it’s COVID-19’s Delayed Impact on South Dakota document that “a larger impact” was …

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More than 60 boards earned ALL awards, chances remain

A record number of school boards have earned an award in ASBSD’s board recognition program in 2019-20.   So far, in ASBSD’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead, 65 school boards have reached the Gold, Silver or Bronze award levels.   ALL recognizes board members’ participation in outside activities, board development and …

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Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training available

School districts can be virtually trained in youth mental health first aid free of charge.   Through Project AWARE, the South Dakota Department of Education is offering a train-the-trainer course in youth mental health first aid at no cost to school districts.   Training topics include: How to identify, understand and respond to signs of …

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Honor those who go above and beyond for your schools

It’s time to honor those who give their time and effort to enhance education in their district.   We’re encouraging your district to submit candidates for ASBSD’s School Board Award of Excellence, Outstanding School Board Member of the Year, Community Service Award and Longevity Award.   “This is your chance to honor the school boards and …

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