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Information on opt-outs

Today voters in the Redfield school district head to the polls to vote on an opt-out proposal. It’s a practice that’s become more common place for districts in recent years, especially following the $52 million cut made to the per-student allocation for fiscal year 2012.   For FY 2013, approximately 43 percent of school districts […]

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Why did you run?

Serving as a school board member is a challenging job that requires leadership, vision and dedication. The right person can make all the difference for students and the district.   School board election season began last week and ASBSD would like you to share why you decided to run for a spot on your local

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ASBSD is on Facebook!

  To kick off our ASBSD Awareness campaign, we’re launching our Facebook page today!   We’ll be posting event information, links to K-12 news stories and videos, association messages and ASBSD publication release dates. You’ll also find photos, graphics and videos from the association.   The page also provides everyone the chance to connect board members

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ASBSD Awareness Campaign

  With legislative session concluding last week, the focus of our communication turns to a new campaign.   It’s a campaign we hope improves our information delivery, interactivity and overall awareness of what we do for you, the many school board members and administrators we serve.   It’s a campaign that requires ASBSD to take

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Affordable Care Act FAQ

As the Affordable Care Act continues its staggered march towards implementation, the number of questions on how the law affects a school district’s health insurance plan remain, almost staggeringly, unanswered.   This is where the Associated School Board Protective Trust steps in. We’ve compiled a list of questions, ranging from general to specific in nature,

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Guest Post: Enhance Student Learning by Creating a Healthier School Environment

By Kari Senger, South Dakota Healthy Schools Program Manager   The research is clear: healthy, properly nourished and fit students are better able to concentrate on their work, attend school on a regular basis and perform well in class and on tests.   Founded in 2005, by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association,

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ASBSD Legislative Day

For the third straight year, ASBSD invites school board members, superintendents and business managers from member districts toLegislative Day on Tuesday, February 19.   ASBSD Legislative Day is a day of advocacy and action in support of public education. School board members and administrators are invited to Pierre to learn about the latest status of bills

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ASBSD Weekly Legislative Roundup

“Sentinel” bill passes committee   Following almost three hours of testimony and discussion spread acrosstwo days, the House Education committee passed an amended version of House Bill 1087 by an 8-7 vote this morning. The bill moves to the House floor for hearing next week.   The bill would allow school boards to “create, establish and supervise” a “sentinel” program that would arm

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