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February06

Bill cementing local control of curriculum continues on

A bill strengthening a school district’s local control over curriculum and method of instruction decisions is headed across the hall to the Senate after members of the House voted 58-8 in its favor.   House Bill 1101’s prime sponsor Rep. Jacqueline Sly said the bill puts current practice into law ensuring “decisions currently being made
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February03

Two to the 41st and one to the floor in Sen. Ed.

Senate Education sent two bills to the 41st day and one to the floor at Tuesday’s (2/3) meeting.   By a single vote, committee members killed Senate Bill 117. The bill, which would have amended a state law protecting the privacy of students and passed through the legislature, would have added four new criteria to
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January11

Previewing the 2015 Legislative Session

Business is about to pick up in Pierre.   One hundred and five legislators descend on the Capitol City on Tuesday for the start of the 90th legislative session.   The 2015 calendar features 39 legislative days with Governor Dennis Daugaard’s State of the State Address kicking off session on Tuesday (Jan. 13).   Other key session days
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January06

ASBSD’s legislative direction

One of the most important steps in ASBSD’s preparation for legislative session each year is Delegate Assembly.   The legislative direction of the Association is set with approval of resolutions and standing positions by member districts.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.   For the 2015 legislative session,
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December02

Delegates set legislative direction for ASBSD at Assembly

Delegates from 81 school districts voted to set the legislative direction of ASBSD at last month’s Delegate Assembly. The voting school board members approved 11 standing positions and 30 resolutions.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.  
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November20

Districts set legislative direction at Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to voice your district’s legislative agenda and establish your state school board association’s legislative direction.   It is essential for member districts to appoint a delegate and have them attend Delegate Assembly to vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which dictate the legislative direction of the
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October01

Review of new, deleted and amended resolutions and standing positions

One of the most important steps in ASBSD’s preparation for legislative session each year is Delegate Assembly.   ASBSD Delegate Assembly establishes the legislative direction of the Association and with the 2015 legislative session just three months away, it’s time for our member districts to appoint a delegate and review our proposed resolutions and standing positions.
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August21

Poll shows support for decision making of local school boards

A study on the public’s attitude toward public schools indicated that “most Americans” support the decision making of local school boards.   The 46th Annual PDK (Phi Delta Kappa International)/Gallup poll, released yesterday, noted that 56 percent of those polled (1,001 Americans over the age of 18) believed that the local school board “should have
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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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