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January06

LAN members needed for 2022 legislative session

Board members, administrators and ASBSD must work together to advocate for support from the legislature for South Dakota’s public education system.   An important part of those advocacy efforts is for member districts to appoint one or more board members to ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network (LAN), which is designed to activate designated members of local
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January04

2022 ASBSD Legislative Resources

The 2022 legislative session begins this week (1/11) and ASBSD has you covered for coverage of the daily occurrences in the legislature.   Four ASBSD resources will help you keep up-to-date on the 97th legislative session, they include: ASBSD Billtracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Billtracker provides you with a list of
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January03

2022’s most important legislative days

The 2022 legislative session begins on Tuesday, January 11th and the 97th legislative session features many important days during which many pieces of K-12 related legislation will be debated and voted on.   This year’s session contains 38 legislative days and kicked off with Gov. Kristi Noem’s State of the State address at 1 p.m. on January 11th.
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January02

Gov. proposes six percent increase in state aid

Schools received a nearly unprecedented state aid increase proposal from Gov. Kristi Noem for the 2022-23 school year.   At Gov. Noem’s budget address this month she proposed a 6 percent increase in state aid for the 2022-23 school year. The 6 percent increase brings $41 million in new, ongoing funding to state aid.  
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December29

Rev. collections exceed projections for fifth month

Revenue collections exceeded projections for the fifth consecutive month.   November’s revenue collections exceed the legislature’s adopted projections by $14.5 million, which was powered by sales tax collection being nearly $13 million above projection.   The surplus revenue projection for the month brought the 2022 Fiscal Year total collections to nearly $88 million more than
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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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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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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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