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Connect with school leaders & learn from great presenters at the 2023 ASBSD-SASD Convention

“It is important to go to this Convention to connect with your home team, other teams, hear what is happening and learn from others.” That’s one attendee from last year’s ASBSD-SASD Convention said about the Premier Learning Event for School Board Members and Administrators, and we invite you to connect and learn at the 2023 […]

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Come talk about attracting and retaining teachers and staff members at a FREE webinar

Let’s talk about attracting and retaining teachers and staff members at a FREE upcoming webinar.   Board members are invited to join your ASBSD Region Directors (click here to see your region) at an upcoming Attracting & Retaining Teachers & Staff Webinar: Click here to register for the Northeast Region webinar on Sunday, May 7

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Academic Achievements of Best and Brightest in Class of 2023 Recognized

  Academic Achievements of Best and Brightest in Class of 2023 Recognized   The academic achievements of the best and brightest students from the Class of 2023 were recognized recently at the 33rd Annual Academic Excellence Recognition luncheon.     Governor Kristi Noem and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) honored students who

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Policy Alert: Student Registered Sex Offender

A bill permitting the adoption of a new school board policy option passed the legislature this session and with its passing immediately becomes state law.   Senate Bill 168 authorizes a school board to adopt policies regarding students who are registered sex offenders and included an emergency clause, which means it is permissible for a

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Dr. Douglas Wermedal accepts position as ASBSD Executive Director

The Associated School Boards of South Dakota Board of Directors is pleased to announce Dr. Douglas Wermedal has accepted the position of ASBSD Executive Director.   Wermedal currently serves as South Dakota State University’s Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, a position he has held for more two decades. Having served multiple terms on the

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A sample school board resolution for your board’s consideration

The proposed Social Studies Standards for South Dakota’s schools are continuing their hearing schedule with the Board of Education Standards in 2023.   You can read the proposed standards here, which had their first hearing in September at which many South Dakota public school educators and administrators testified in opposition.   The overall sentiment of

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2023 Legislative Cracker Barrel list

Legislative Cracker Barrels in your area offer access to your local legislators, as well as the chance to hear their answers on a variety of legislative topics.   Below you will find a list of dates and locations of legislative cracker barrels being held throughout South Dakota that have been posted thus far.   Please

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2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: One voucher bill down, one upcoming, contact your Reps

Two school voucher bills were introduced for the 2023 legislative session and are posted on ASBSD’s Billtracker page, with one having recently been defeated and another with a legislative committee hearing upcoming.   You can read about the taxation bills & revenue here, the juvenile justice bills here, the bills that are moving on here

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2023 S.D. School Board Recognition Week scheduled for Feb. 20-24

South Dakota School Board Recognition Week is the time to recognize the men and women who dedicate their time and energy to serving on your locally elected school board.   “During School Board Recognition Week, we encourage public school districts to celebrate their elected leaders for their service to the students, staff and community,” ASBSD

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2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Taxes, revenue & funding

A handful of the pieces of legislation being tracked by ASBSD on our Billtracker page during the 2023 legislative session deal with tax reduction or repeal in some manner and their outcome will inevitably be affected by the state’s revenue collections, with adoption of FY24 revenue estimates upcoming.   You can read about the, the

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