Members of the ASBSD Board of Directors met for the first time in 2017 and welcomed a new member to the board.
Riherd is in his first year on his local board and has extensive experience in education with nearly 40-years dedicated to teaching, 27 of which were spent in Rapid City as a teacher and coach at Rapid City Stevens High School. He added he’s looking forward to working with the ASBSD Board of Directors.
Board members discussed with DOE representatives a variety topics, including how to measure accountability, what assessment will look like in ESSA, areas of school improvement and methods of reporting.
Representatives from DOE outlined a preliminary timeline for the ESSA process that included a first reading of the plan by the state board of education in May, gathering public input from the time the plan is first read until an input meeting in July and formal submission to the U.S. DOE in September.
The Board of Directors also:
- Received a legislative update on bills and revenue projections;
- Reviewed and approved ASBSD Policy BD, which clarifies region and district representation for the ASBSD Board of Directors;
- Approved the appointment of ASBSD President Anita Peterson, of Haakon, to the South Dakota Public Funds Investment Trust (FIT) Board;
- Scheduled the next board meeting in Rapid City for Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22.