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August15

Lutkemeier passes gavel to Stroeder

The August ASBSD Board of Director’s meeting signaled conclusion of one excellent presidential term and the promising beginning of another.   Denise Lutkemeier, Wilmot School Board Vice President, completed her tenure as ASBSD President by “passing the gavel” to Mobridge-Pollock School Board Vice President Eric Stroeder at the Aug. 5 meeting of the Board of
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August14

BRTF members discuss process, scheduled to meet again this month

The crowd from the ASBSD-SASD Convention gathered on the event’s final day for discussion with members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force.   ASBSD President Eric Stroeder, Aberdeen Superintendent Dr. Becky Guffin joined Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jacqueline Sly and Sen. Deb Soholt to discuss the work of the group thus far and what’s to
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July30

Convention: The Premier Learning Event for School Board Members and Administrators

Join your professional peers, ASBSD and SASD at the premier learning event for school board members and administrators. 2015 ASBSD-SASD Convention is scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday, August 6-7 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.     ASBSD and SASD are once again offering member school districts a great deal when they register 3 school
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July17

Blue Ribbon Task Force digs deep into the data

The latest, and potentially most in-depth, study of K-12 education headed down the homestretch eying its end-of-the-year finish line with hopes of finding solutions that live up to its first place name.   Yet, after the first meeting (7/7) of the full Blue Ribbon Task Force, the magnitude of the work that lies ahead to
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June28

ASBSD 1st VP appointed to Blue Ribbon Task Force

ASBSD First Vice President Eric Stroeder has been appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to the Blue Ribbon Task Force.   Stroeder, along with 12 other recently appointed individuals (click here  for the full list) will join the current group of legislators and state officials in holding public input meetings throughout the summer, beginning on July 7.
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June25

Teacher openings increase, applicants decrease

As the number of open teaching positions in South Dakota’s public schools increased in 2015, the number of applicants for open positions drastically declined compared to last year.   According to a survey conducted by SASD, 30 percent of the 837 open teaching positions for the 2015-16 school year remained unfilled as of May 27
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June15

Blue Ribbon meeting locations, times scheduled

The six dates set for the South Dakota’s Blue Ribbon Task Force to meet now have times and meeting locations attached to them.   The goals of the Task Force include ensuring a quality system of schools that focuses on student success, a workforce of great teachers and an efficient, equitable education funding system that focuses on
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April27

ASBSD Board and Blue Ribbon Task Force members meet

ASBSD’s Board of Directors met with members of the Blue Ribbon Task Force at their April meeting to discuss the needs and challenges facing schools and expectations of the task force.   Rep. Jacqueline Sly, who will co-chair the committee, and TIE Learning Specialist Dr. Jim Parry joined the Board of Directors in Keystone (read
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April27

Board of Directors review direction of ASBSD

ASBSD Board of Director members met for the second time in 2015 in Keystone on April 24-25 and took part in a strategic planning activity and approved the Association’s fiscal year 2016 budget among other actions.   Board of Director members also met with Blue Ribbon Task Force members, read about it here.    
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April23

Ed. task force listening session dates set, input needed

School board members and administrators can add another date, or six, to their calendar as South Dakota’s Blue Ribbon Task Force – charged with solving the teacher shortage, reviewing school funding and examining student achievement – has scheduled six listening sessions across the state.   Meetings are expected to run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.,
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