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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

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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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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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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July08

Reopening schools sharing sessions information

Recently, ASBSD and SASD hosted three reopening school sharing sessions across the state for administrators to join together and share with each other how they were preparing for the 2020-21 school year in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.   “We had a great group of meetings with administrators from all locations, environments and enrollment
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July08

2020 ASBSD-SASD Virtual Convention sessions, schedule set

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually on Thursday, August 6 and will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote speech from Devin Hughes of The Orange Frog group followed by 15 live breakout sessions covering a variety of topics and a panel discussion on the upcoming school year with state officials, with EACH
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July06

Funding info for the upcoming school year

As Fiscal Year 2021 begins the wave of school funding comes to districts.   The first half of state aid and special education funding will be made and to find out the amounts your district is set to receive click each link below: Click here to see District-by-District State Aid Funding (first half) Click here
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July05

Policy Alert: Fiduciary, Fiscal and Funds

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   By Gerry Kaufman   ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal
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June07

No special session scheduled, two percent to be provided

There will be no special legislative session this month, which means schools will receive the two percent funding increase prescribed by state law on July 1.   “We will not be having a special (legislative) session in June,” Gov. Kristi Noem said at her press conference on Thursday (6/4), adding that her administration would “continue
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