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October11

Teacher pay report reviewed and approved by TCRB

A report detailing teacher pay in South Dakota was recently approved by the board charged with reviewing its progress.   Members of the Teacher Compensation Review Board (TCRB) approved its final report in September and sent it on to Gov. Kristi Noem and the legislature for review. Read the final report here.   Conclusions in
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October11

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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October10

Wednesdays with Wade meetings in-person and online this fall

Wednesdays with Wade returns this fall in-person AND online.   Join ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany at a school or on Zoom for any of the upcoming seven meetings where he will discuss ASBSD’s resolutions & standing positions, school funding and potential legislation for the 2022 legislative session, the need to advocate for support of
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October10

Proposed changes to med. cannabis law pass committee

A legislative sub-committee reviewing the medical cannabis statute recently approved recommendations for changes to the state law that could affect schools.   The biggest proposed change would permit a school to prohibit the use of medical cannabis on school grounds unless the adopt a school board policy allowing it.   However, the proposed changes have
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October09

Eight school law webinars on this year’s schedule

COSA and ASBSD experts return this school year to provide great school law knowledge as part of the 2021-22 School Law Webinar series.   Join us for eight hour-long webinars covering a variety of legal topics affecting school districts, get your questions about the topic answered AND have access to the webinar recording presentation throughout
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October08

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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October08

2021-22 Election Workshop Webinars upcoming

The South Dakota Secretary of State’s office, ASBSD and the South Dakota Municipal League will again co-sponsor workshops covering all aspects of elections – from notices to the final canvass – including question-and-answer sessions.   Six webinar workshops are scheduled to assist election officers in conducting elections with each webinar limited to 100 participants. Dates,
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September25

Download the S.D. Alternative Instruction FAQ

Answers to your questions on the many changes in homeschool laws this school year can be found in the S.D. Department of Education’s Alternative Instruction FAQ.   The multitude of changes came about following the passage of Senate Bill 177, which made significant changes to homeschool laws, and the FAQ was developed in partnership with
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August26

Policy Alert: Alternative Instruction

ASBSD has updated multiple policies related to the student alternative instruction (homeschool) law overhaul by the legislature during the 2021 session.   “The major changes are to policy IGDK: Participation of Alternative Instruction Students and JEAA: Students Alternative Instruction,” ASBSD Policy and Legal Services Director Jessica Filler said.   IGDK: Participation of Alternative Instruction Students Revisions include
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August25

ASBSD Board starts new school year

ASBSD’s Board of Directors began the 2021-22 year by discussing the board’s executive committee, welcoming two new members and welcoming back two directors, and more.   The ASBSD Board of Directors met the day prior to the 2021 ASBSD-SASD Convention and decided to maintain the current Executive Committee for the board in order to allow
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