Archive!

All the posts tagged with this name
January18

School reps discuss juvenile justice system with legis. comm.

Representatives from the education community shared their thoughts with a legislative committee on schools and the juvenile justice system.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany, Large School Group Representative Dianna Miller and SASD Executive Director Rob Monson discussed the issues schools are facing when dealing with juvenile offenders and potential solutions with the Senate Judiciary
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January17

Teacher Openings Exceeding Record Levels

Open teacher positions exceeded record levels in the previous school and calendar years and the concerning trend has continued its rise halfway through the 2022-23 school year.   The ASBSD Teacher Placement Center, which is a website for school districts to post open positions in their schools, saw more than 3,000 positions posted during the
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January15

2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Week One

Legislative session’s through one week and the ASBSD Billtracker has accumulated 19-pieces of legislation so far.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   Thus far, ASBSD is supporting six bills, opposing three and 10 more are listed as “monitor.” Positions on pieces of legislation are determined by member boards by voting at the Delegate Assembly
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January13

2023 ASBSD Legislative Resources

The 2023 legislative session began this week (1/10) 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 98th legislative session, they include: ASBSD Billtracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Billtracker provides you with a list of
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January12

Scholarship program referenced in Gov’s State of the State

Gov. Kristi Noem kicked of the 98th South Dakota Legislative Session with her State of the State address.   While K-12 education didn’t get a lot of attention during her address, Gov. Noem did mention the Stronger Families Scholarship that she mentioned in last month’s budget address.   The Fiscal Year 2024 Governor’s budget summary
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January12

2023’s most important legislative days

The 2023 legislative session began on Tuesday, January 10th and the 98th 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 on Tuesday. Read about the address here.
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January03

Gov proposes 5 percent funding increase, tax cut and scholarship program

It’s a proposed 5 percent increase in state aid for public schools.   On Tuesday (12/6), Gov. Kristi Noem shared her proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2024 with legislators and the public.   “This year I am recommending a 5 percent increase,” Gov. Noem said during the address in reference to state aid.   The
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January03

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
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January01

FY23 revenue collections exceeding expectations by more than $100 million

Revenue collections in South Dakota so far in Fiscal Year 2023 exceeded expectations by nine figures.   Through November of FY23, the state’s revenue collections surpassed the figure adopted by the legislature by $135,260,272.   Revenue figures for FY23 were adopted by the legislature earlier this year during the 2022 legislative session and since the
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
December25

Property tax cut, juvie justice reforms proposed for 2023 session

A property tax cut and juvenile justice reforms emerged from the 2022 legislative interim and will be introduced as bills during the 2023 legislative session.   On a 10-3 vote, members of the Property Tax Structure and Tax Burden interim committee approved a proposal providing an eight-figure property tax cut.   In the proposal “one
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
?>