ASBSD’s Board of Directors convened in Pierre last month for the final meeting of 2013.
The meeting marked not only the last of the year for the board, but the final meeting for former board president Susan Humiston, who did not seek re-election to her seat representing districts in the 265 and under category in the Western region.
“Susan dedicated many valuable years of service to ASBSD,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “We’re all better for having worked alongside her and we’ll miss her presence.”
Representing the Edgemont School District, Humiston has served 16 years on the ASBSD Board of Directors, including two terms as President.
“I am honored to have served on this board,” Humiston said as the meeting closed. “It has been my pleasure.”
Humiston received a plaque for her years of service and was honored at ASBSD’s annual appreciation dinner.
The board also welcomed Todd County board member Melissa Whipple, representing the Central Region’s 1,400-9,999 category, and Lead-Deadwood board member Orson Ward, representing the Western Region’s 700-1,399 category, to their first meeting after each was appointed to a vacant spot. Ward joined the meeting via Skype from China, where he was conducting a training for United States National Guard.
In other action, the board:
- Approved additional changes to new legislative resolutions and set the legislative priorities for Delegates to vote on at Delegate Assembly.
- Received the financial and audit report for ASBSD.
- Approved a policy change which clarifies the succession and appointment process for the Executive Committee.
- Heard a report from NSBA Western Region Director Neil Putnam on the national association’s advocacy efforts
- Set meeting times for 2014 for February 17, April 11 and 12 and August 6.