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May 2022

Two interim studies affecting schools on schedule

Two interim studies will be of interest to schools in the legislative “offseason.”   The Study Committee on Juvenile Justice will consider and develop alternatives for the placement of juvenile offenders. The interim committee is comprised of 15 legislators that include: Chair Rep. Caleb Finck Vice Chair Sen. Erin Tobin Fred Deutsch Red Dawn Foster …

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Policy Alert: 2022 Legislative Session

Recap of bills signed into law during the 2022 Legislative Session relevant to public education in South Dakota. To view the bill, click on the blue link.   HB 1087: Revise certain provisions regarding records that are not open to inspection and copying and deliberations in an executive or closed meeting.    Summary:  Incorporates SDCL …

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ASBSD Billtracker Recap

ASBSD’s Billtracker reached 86 total pieces of legislation being tracked by the end of the 2022 legislative session with half of those pieces having an ASBSD position of Support or Oppose.   Just slightly more than one-fourth of those pieces of legislation were passed, including seven of the 11 that were supported by ASBSD, and …

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Best and Brightest of 2022 Recognized for Academic Excellence

The best and brightest from the Class of 2022 were recognized for their academic achievements during their high school career.     On Monday (5/9), Governor Kristi Noem and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) honored students who were identified as the top one percent of their senior class, from the state’s Public, …

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ASBSD Board honors fellow director, approves FY23 budget

ASBSD’s board met last month to honor one of their members for his service as a director and pass the Fiscal Year 2023 budget.   Tom Farrell was presented a plaque for his eight years of service representing ASBSD’s Southeast Region, 700-1,399 enrollment category on the Board of Directors. Farrell served as ASBSD President in …

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Revenue collections still exceeding projections

With only two months left to collect in Fiscal Year 2022, revenue collections remain far above projections, even after they were adjusted during legislative session.   Through April, revenue collections are $32 million ahead of the revised projections with the month of April alone accounting for an additional $20 million more than projections. Compared to …

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