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December04

Delegates approve legislative platform after great discussion at Assembly

Board members representing their districts at the 2022 Delegate Assembly engaged in a robust discussion on the proposed legislative platform of ASBSD.   Delegates in attendance approved 44 legislative resolutions, which are pointed legislative policy positions, and 12 standing positions, which are broad statements on legislative policy, that compromise ASBSD’s legislative platform for the 2023
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December04

LAN needs A LOT of supportive advocacy voices this session

South Dakota’s public education system needs supportive voices. Many voices.   Our advocacy efforts must be united, informed and ready as the 2023 legislative session is likely to bring legislation with potentially long-reaching harmful effects to public schools, especially to funding.   “Vouchers, tax cuts, uncertain state aid increases, and that’s just the funding side,”
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December03

ASBSD gavel passed, legis. priorities and enrollment categories approved by board

ASBSD’s gavel was officially passed at the most recent Board of Directors meeting, where members also approved proposed legislative priorities for Delegate Assembly and new enrollment categories for Association regions.   ASBSD President Lisa Snedeker of Woonsocket was officially passed the gavel from Past President Eric Stroeder of Mobridge-Pollock at the board’s November board meeting.
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November30

Meet with your legislators and ask them the important questions

School Board Members and Administrators, please meet with your legislators before the 2023 legislative session begins in January.   Click here to see what legislators represent your district and click here to view legislator contact information.   “We need our school leaders to meet with their legislators before session begins,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany
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November22

Free telemental health services available to schools

A partnership between two state agencies is bringing mental health services to schools FREE of charge!   The Department of Education and Department of Social Services will provide schools with additional support in helping students and their families access available mental health services as well as an understanding of when/how to refer students for mental
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November11

Proposed updates to 2023 ASBSD Legislative Platform

ASBSD’s proposed legislative platform for the 2023 legislative session includes the resolutions and standing positions influence the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly.   The 2022 Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 18 in Pierre at the Ramkota Conference Center, at 1 p.m. (Central).   Below
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November01

Delegate appointments needed for 2022 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s 2022 Delegate Assembly is scheduled for Friday, November 18 in Pierre at the Ramkota Conference Center, at 1 p.m. (Central) and EACH member district should send their appointed a board member to represent their school board and vote on positions that help set our legislative direction.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing
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November01

Share, listen, network at a Wednesdays with Wade meeting

Share your thoughts, listen to others and network with fellow school leaders in-person and online this fall as part of the Wednesdays with Wade meetings.   Join fellow board members, superintendents, business managers and other school leaders, as well as ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany, at a school or on Zoom at one or more
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August02

CDC releases updated COVID guidance for schools

Updated COVID guidance for K-12 schools has recently been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   The updated guidance documents include: Operational Guidance for K-12 School and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning; Frequently Asked Questions for K-12 and Early Care and Education (ECE) Settings: Information for
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June17

Nearly $50 million more in revenue collected as FY22 nears end

With Fiscal Year 2022 nearing its end South Dakota’s revenue collections have exceeded revised projections by nearly $50 million.   May’s revenue collections came in $16 million above the revised projections adopted by the legislature during the 2022 legislative session.   The additional $16 million in May combined with collections in April, March and February
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