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June24

Property tax study to start assessing matters on Monday

An interim study affecting the monetary side of public education begins on Monday (6/27).   Fifteen legislators will participate in the Study Committee on Property Tax Structure and Tax Burden, which will study the existing property tax structure; consider means by which the total property tax burden of South Dakotans could be decreased; and to compare
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June23

Concerns, next steps shared at first juvenile justice study meeting

A wide-ranging discussion took place during the first meeting of the interim study on juvenile justice.   The Study Committee on Juvenile Justice began it’s work last week (6/16) hearing testimony from more than 10 individuals connected to the matter whether through schools, law enforcement agencies or in the juvenile court system.   Student truancy served as
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June21

Honor those enhancing public education with 2022 ASBSD Award

It’s time to honor those who give their time and effort to enhance education in their district.   We’re encouraging your district to submit candidates for ASBSD’s School Board Award of Excellence, Outstanding School Board Member of the Year, Community Service Award and Longevity Award.   “Let’s honor the school boards and individuals who have enhanced
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June20

Join the ASBSD team as the Member Services Coordinator

Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) is seeking a professional, energetic individual for the role of Member Services Coordinator.   ASBSD’s Member Services Coordinator will assist in marketing and communication services with applicants expected to have experience in marketing, preferably in the insurance field, and a knowledge of K-12 school operations. The position will be
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June19

Did you note this information in your minutes?

Whether your district has held, will hold or didn’t have a school board election, state law requires specific information related to an election be noted in board minutes.   South Dakota state law 13-7-30 requires school districts who conducted a school board election to post the following information in their board meeting minutes within 60 days of the
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June18

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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June16

DOR provides property tax tools

The S.D. Department of Revenue (DOR) has compiled information that can and should be used to help explain the property tax system in South Dakota to inquiring taxpayers.   There are 4 separate documents that can help with the explanation and to access these documents click on the blue link: DOR Property Tax 101: Our
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June11

Juvenile Justice study begins this week

The study on juvenile justice will begin this week.   Fifteen legislators will consider and develop alternatives for the placement of juvenile offenders as part of the Study Committee on Juvenile Justice beginning this Thursday (6/16) at 9 a.m. (Central).   You can listen to the meeting here and view the agenda here.   Wednesday’s agenda includes
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June10

More than 450 open positions in schools

Nearly 100 more position openings were posted in May this school year than last on ASBSD’s Teacher Placement website.   At the end of May, ASBSD’s Teacher Placement had 480 open positions listed, which is an increase of 82 positions from May of 2021.   The 480 open positions are almost 100 postings higher than
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