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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 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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2023 ASBSD Board of Director’s elections

The 2023 election cycle for the ASBSD Board of Directors is about to begin and seats in the following regions and enrollment categories will be up for election: Central region with enrollment 700-1,399 Chamberlain, Eagle Butte & Winner Northeast region with enrollment 265 & Under Arlington, Big Stone City, Doland, Estelline, Frederick Area, Henry, Hitchcock-Tulare, Iroquois, …

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2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Juvenile Justice reforms & studies advancing

Legislative pieces related to juvenile justice continue to make their way through the 2023 legislative session with multiple proposals being tracked by ASBSD on our Billtracker page.   You can read about the taxation bills & revenue here, the school voucher bills here, the bills that are moving on here and the bills that have …

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2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Bills that move on…

Fifty pieces of legislation being tracked by ASBSD on our Billtracker page remain in the process for the 2023 legislative session.   You can read about the taxation bills & revenue here, the school voucher bills here, the juvenile justice bills here and the bills that have been defeated here.   Here is a breakdown …

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2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update:…Bills that are gone

Nearly one-third of the pieces of legislation being tracked by ASBSD on our Billtracker page have been ousted from the process for the 2023 legislative session.   You can read about the taxation bills & revenue here, the school voucher bills here, the juvenile justice bills here and the bills that are moving on here. …

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Nominate individuals for School Officer of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s School Officer of the Year Award.   The South Dakota Association of School Resource Officers (SDASRO) sponsors this annual award, now in its 15th year. The officer chosen for this award should display professionalism, dedication, and commitment to their respective school and/or district.     Download the …

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2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Week Three

There’s three weeks gone in this year’s legislative session and the deadline to submit legislation comes this coming Thursday (2/2) so we’ll see what will join the 58-pieces of legislation currently being tracked on ASBSD’s Billtracker.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   More than half of the 58 legislative proposals have ASBSD taking …

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One more LAN Update webinar coming up

South Dakota’s public education system needs supportive voices. Many voices.   Our advocacy efforts must be united, informed and ready as the 2023 legislative session is likely to bring legislation with potentially long-reaching harmful effects to public schools, especially to funding.   “Vouchers, tax cuts, uncertain state aid increases, and that’s just the funding side,” …

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