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August05

ASBSD August Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin previews the upcoming ASBSD-SASD Convention, reviews the latest from the legislative interim committees and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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July30

Capital Outlay reviewed by legis. interim work groups

Discussion about capital outlay got in-depth for the first time during the legislative interim.   The legislative planning committee – charged with completing a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components – and the Agricultural Land Assessment Task Force heard presentations on capital outlay at their latest meetings in July. S.D. Division of
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July19

Capital Outlay on agenda of Ag Land Task Force

The legislature’s Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force will hold a meeting next week (Tuesday, July 22) that could impact K-12 education.   The Task Force, made up of eight legislators and six other individuals, will hear a report from a summer work group concerning the capital outlay tax and other school
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July18

Concerns over teacher shortage on agenda of long-term study

The second meeting in a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components will be held on Monday (July 21).   Members of the legislative planning committee will hear testimony on the capital outlay fund, other revenue for school districts and about the teacher shortage in South Dakota schools.   SASD Executive Director Rob
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July10

July’s ASBSD Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin includes information on the long-term study of K-12 funding, ASBSD’s new online training site – ASBSD School Board U, the upcoming early registration deadline for the 2014 Convention and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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June17

K-12 study starts

The South Dakota Legislature’s Legislative Planning Committee completed the introductory chapter of the two year study on K-12 education and its different funding components.   Monday’s opener took on the tenor of the opening meetings for a House or Senate Education committee, as planning committee members heard presentations on the state funding formula for education,
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June13

K-12 study kicks off next week

On Monday (6/16), members of the Legislative Planning Committee will begin their work on an in-depth study of K-12 education and its different components.   Topics of the study include, the education funding formula, the revenue, expenditures and accounting practices for education, salary needs, budget reserves and tax levies.   “This is a vast, vast topic
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April23

Key components of K-12 will get long-term study

A little more than a month after committing funding above three percent to K-12 schools, the legislature is committing a two-year study to education.   Members of the Legislative Executive Board voted 13-0 to assign an in-depth study of K-12 education to the Legislative Planning Committee.   The planning committee will focus on a wide
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April01

Download the 2014 ASBSD Legislative Summary

The 89th legislative summary concluded on Monday, March 31 with “Veto Day” and with the conclusion comes the publication of ASBSD’s 2014 Legislative Summary.     You can download the legislative summary here. Or visit our Publications and Forms page – link at the top of the homepage – and download the summary under the “2014
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February05

Flexibility for Capital Outlay finds support

Capital Outlay will remain the same, for now.   The House Education committee killed House Bill 1001, which called for a gradual reduction over a four-year period of the percentage of capital outlay funds that school districts could utilize as part of the flexibility provision prescribed by law, on a 9-5 vote on Wednesday.  
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