August 2021

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August 2021

Policy Alert: Alternative Instruction

ASBSD has updated multiple policies related to the student alternative instruction (homeschool) law overhaul by the legislature during the 2021 session.   “The major changes are to policy IGDK: Participation of Alternative Instruction Students and JEAA: Students Alternative Instruction,” ASBSD Policy and Legal Services Director Jessica Filler said.   IGDK: Participation of Alternative Instruction Students Revisions include …

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ASBSD Board starts new school year

ASBSD’s Board of Directors began the 2021-22 year by discussing the board’s executive committee, welcoming two new members and welcoming back two directors, and more.   The ASBSD Board of Directors met the day prior to the 2021 ASBSD-SASD Convention and decided to maintain the current Executive Committee for the board in order to allow …

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Policy Alert – Medical Cannabis Administration in Schools

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   ASBSD has created a new sample policy and accompanying exhibit …

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ASBSD honors public school supporters

ASBSD honored school board members, former administrators and public school advocates and community representatives who went above and beyond for their local school districts.   Mobridge-Pollock School Board President and ASBSD President Eric Stroeder earned the 2021 Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s Outstanding School Board Member of the Year honor, which is presented to …

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Policy Alert: Updates made to board related policies

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   Five sample school board policies were recently amended by the …

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Four former school board members receive Longevity Award

Four former school board members were honored for their decade’s worth of service to their local school district.   Former Wilmot School Board Member Denise Lutkemeier received ASBSD’s Longevity Award, which recognizes school board leaders who have served 20 or more years on a local school board.   Lutkemeier served 21 years on the Wilmot …

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Policy Alert: Student education related policies amended

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   School board sample policies related to different aspects of a …

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Policy Alert: Student and Staff Health and Safety

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   Student and staff health and safety related policies recently received …

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