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September28

School board topics, talk and trainings scheduled this Fall

ASBSD is bringing more school board topics, talk and training to you this Fall.   Beginning in October we will be hosting two webinar series – one focused on advocacy and another on school board topics – for board members and administrators to enhance their knowledge of and gather new information on each topic.  
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September28

CRF payments made to schools

The first of two Coronavirus Relief Fund, or CRF, payments was made to districts the previous week, so long as the S.D. Department of Education received a signed grant Memorandum of Understanding from the district.   The initial payment is $500 per student based on the district’s 2019 fall enrollment and the second payment will
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September27

Ed comm. agrees on recommendations, JCA to meet ahead of special session

Joint legislative committees overseeing education discussed Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) for K-12 and issues facing schools this year as a special legislative session looms.   Members of the House and Senate Education committees met jointly (9/16) to submit ideas to the Joint Appropriations Committee for review when they meet Wednesday, September 30.   Learn more
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September26

SFAB passes resolution related to cash balance cap waivers

Leniency related to general fund cash balance caps could be coming for school districts.   Members of the School Finance Accountability Board (SFAB) met recently (9/22) and passed a resolution granting a waiver from the general fund cash balance cap for school districts who receive Coronavirus Relief Funds.   Download the SFAB Resolution here and
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September25

Download the 2020-21 Emergency School Bus Pact

ASBSD has continued its coordinating role for the Emergency School Bus Mutual Assistance Pact between school districts, which operates in the event a bus traveling outside of its home district fails and is in need of assistance.   ASBSD has collected and supplied a list of emergency phone numbers for the cooperating districts so they
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September25

Virtual Convention access still available

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Virtual Convention was held last month and even if you missed it live, your district can still obtain all the information, presentations and resources shared during the event.   Any district registering for access to the event will be able to review the recorded sessions for 25 breakout sessions, the panel discussion
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September24

DOE hosting Suicide Prevention webinar in September

Governor Kristi Noem proclaimed September to be Suicide Prevention Month.   In conjunction, the South Dakota Department of Education is inviting school administrators, counselors, teachers and board members to attend one of two webinars on Model School Policy: Suicide Prevention.   The webinars will be held Tuesday, September 29 at 10-11 a.m. (Central) and 2-3
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September23

Updates made to 2021 ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

The latest iterations of ASBSD’s legislative platform for the 2021 legislative session are available for review.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly.   This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 20. At this time, ASBSD is planning
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September23

ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!

Complete training individually, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home with ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!   School Board U is our online training site to cover your training needs and enhance your knowledge of school board work.   Your SBU training will consist of an interactive video presented by
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September15

Schools to receive Coronavirus Relief Funding

South Dakota school districts are set to receive Coronavirus Relief Funds, or CRF.   Below you will find the main pieces of CRF for schools: Noem has announced that an additional $75 million in CRF grant funding will be made available to South Dakota’s public and non-public K-12 schools. The U.S. Treasury’s updated guidance allows
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