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November28

Member districts vote on legis. direction at Delegate Assembly

Member districts sent their delegates to Pierre recently to help set the legislative direction for ASBSD.   Eighty appointed delegates – who were school board members tabbed by their local boards to represent them – attended the 2021 Delegate Assembly in Pierre to pass 40 resolutions and 12 standing positions that will help the Association
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November27

ASBSD Board meets, discusses legis. priorities

ASBSD Board members met for the second time this school year and approved the legislative priorities presented and voted on at the 2021 Delegate Assembly.   Read the report from Delegate Assembly here.   The board reviewed the resolutions and standing positions set to be voted on at Delegate Assembly and decided up on five
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November26

NSBA hires new Executive Director

The National School Board Association hired its new Executive Director, Dr. John Heim of Kansas.\   Heim, who previously served as Executive Director of the Kansas Association of School Boards for 11 years as part of more than a four-decade career in public education, began his tenure as NSBA Executive Director on November 23.  
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November25

Revenue collection far exceeding projections

Revenue collections continue to soar in South Dakota.   One-third of the way through Fiscal Year 2022 revenue collections continue to climb as the October collection was $12.2 million higher than the projections adopted by the legislature, bringing the state’s total collection in FY22 to $720 million, which is $73 million more than adopted projections.
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November23

Sit down with your legislators and discuss key public ed. issues

Before we know it, legislative session will be here along with bills aplenty dealing with public education.   ASBSD is requesting school boards and administrators sit down with there local legislators this fall to discuss the upcoming session and advocate for their support of South Dakota’s public education system.   “Public education could face another
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November22

Get a cybersecurity risk assessment from BIT

School districts are facing increasingly common cyber-attack vectors, including denial of service attacks, ransomware infections, and data breaches making the need for cybersecurity even greater.   BIT and the DOE are partnering to expand the DDN services available to schools to include Cybersecurity Risk Assessments with a goal to ensure the district employs the technology,
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November08

ASBSD statement on NSBA

With regard to the recent National School Board Association (NSBA) actions, ASBSD does not agree with the request for federal intervention in NSBA’s letter to President Biden, nor were we consulted about the letter.   ASBSD respects and trusts school board members to govern their schools in a manner that best suits their district locally. We
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November07

Current medical cannabis rules remain nearly the same after interim comm. study

Few changes were made to the current medical cannabis rules following the conclusion the state’s marijuana interim study, which included a review of the medical cannabis laws.   No changes were made during the study to the current laws and policies in place for schools as it relates to the administration of medical cannabis to
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November04

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2021 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD member districts each need to appoint a Delegate to represent their school board at the 2021 ASBSD Delegate Assembly where their vote on resolutions and standing positions will help set the legislative direction of the Association.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for the upcoming legislative session and click here to
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