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December05

Support for SD schools alluded to ahead of budget address

“We will also continue to support South Dakota schools…” wrote Gov. Kristi Noem in her weekly column on Friday (12/2) previewing Tuesday’s (12/6) Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Address.   What the Governor’s statement means for South Dakota’s public schools, remains to be seen.   During the 2022 legislative session, public schools gratefully received a 6
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December04

Delegates approve legislative platform after great discussion at Assembly

Board members representing their districts at the 2022 Delegate Assembly engaged in a robust discussion on the proposed legislative platform of ASBSD.   Delegates in attendance approved 44 legislative resolutions, which are pointed legislative policy positions, and 12 standing positions, which are broad statements on legislative policy, that compromise ASBSD’s legislative platform for the 2023
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December03

ASBSD gavel passed, legis. priorities and enrollment categories approved by board

ASBSD’s gavel was officially passed at the most recent Board of Directors meeting, where members also approved proposed legislative priorities for Delegate Assembly and new enrollment categories for Association regions.   ASBSD President Lisa Snedeker of Woonsocket was officially passed the gavel from Past President Eric Stroeder of Mobridge-Pollock at the board’s November board meeting.
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November28

A sample school board resolution for your board’s consideration

The proposed Social Studies Standards for South Dakota’s schools are continuing their hearing schedule with the Board of Education Standards in 2023.   You can read the proposed standards here, which had their first hearing in September at which many South Dakota public school educators and administrators testified in opposition.   The overall sentiment of
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November24

2022-23 School Election Workshop webinars scheduled

The Secretary of State’s office, Associated School Boards of South Dakota and the South Dakota Municipal League will again co-sponsor six webinar workshops covering all aspects of elections – from notices to the final canvass – and include question-and-answer sessions.   CLICK HERE to complete the registration form for each of the webinars described below
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November18

Schools meet teacher comp. targets, receive waiver extension

All of South Dakota’s public schools met teacher pay targets for the year and will continue to receive a waiver from their general fund cash balances.   School Finance Accountability Board members received their FY2022 Accountabilities report in which it noted all public school districts met their average teacher compensation target for the year.  
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November01

Delegate appointments needed for 2022 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s 2022 Delegate Assembly is scheduled for Friday, November 18 in Pierre at the Ramkota Conference Center, at 1 p.m. (Central) and EACH member district should send their appointed a board member to represent their school board and vote on positions that help set our legislative direction.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing
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August04

Breakout Sessions selected for the 2022 ASBSD-SASD Convention

The premier learning event for school board members and administrators will feature 35 and counting Breakout Sessions on Thursday and Friday, August 4-5 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.   Click here to see the Breakout Sessions scheduled to be at the 2022 ASBSD-SASD Convention, which include student achievement, governance & policy, finance & legal,
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July11

DOR provides property tax tools

The S.D. Department of Revenue (DOR) has compiled information that can and should be used to help explain the property tax system in South Dakota to inquiring taxpayers.   There are 4 separate documents that can help with the explanation and to access these documents click on the blue link: DOR Property Tax 101: Our
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June24

Property tax study to start assessing matters on Monday

An interim study affecting the monetary side of public education begins on Monday (6/27).   Fifteen legislators will participate in the Study Committee on Property Tax Structure and Tax Burden, which will study the existing property tax structure; consider means by which the total property tax burden of South Dakotans could be decreased; and to compare
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