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December25

The Good News Bulletin

ASBSD heard the Good News from schools.   In December, we published The Good News Bulletin, which is a culmination of stories from districts about feats of accomplishment and innovation, successful cooperative community projects and many other stories that made schools proud.   A copy of The Good News Bulletin was distributed to each ASBSD
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December20

ASBSD in the News

Sharing the latest in media coverage related to ASBSD:   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany recently visited the Vermillion School Board and discussed the upcoming legislative session, among other things.   The Vermillion Plain Talk covered the meeting.
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December05

The Bulletin – December edition

  Watch Wade’s Welcome for reaction to the Governor’s budget address and information on LAN training.   Then, read The Bulletin for the latest in news and information on K-12 education, including the results of ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly, information on the 2014 Award of Excellence, a video about potential conflicts of interest for school board members and much
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December04

Board of Directors honors Humiston

ASBSD’s Board of Directors convened in Pierre last month for the final meeting of 2013.   The meeting marked not only the last of the year for the board, but the final meeting for former board president Susan Humiston, who did not seek re-election to her seat representing districts in the 265 and under category
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December04

Legislative Action Network leads way for advocacy

The 2014 legislative session is two months away and we’re asking your district to appoint an ASBSD Legislative Action Network (LAN) representative.   “Our LAN network is the heartbeat of our grassroots advocacy effort,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “Last session, I often heard from legislators that they were contacted by our LAN members who
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December04

Gov. proposes three percent increase for K-12

In his budget address today, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s commitment of a three percent increase to K-12 education funding went above and beyond the statutory requirement.   “In September, (revenue projections) didn’t look very good,” Gov. Daugaard said during the address. “Fortunately, the situation has changed. I can propose a three percent increase for K-12.”  
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December02

Video: Conflict of Interest

  As part of ASBSD’s ongoing series covering Open Meetings, ASBSD Executive Director Dr. Wade Pogany, Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman and Leadership Development Director Dr. Randy Royer discuss potential conflict of interest issues facing school board members in this video. The video also appears in the December edition of The Bulletin.
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November27

Schools may receive 1.6 percent increase

Governor Dennis Daugaard is scheduled to give his annual budget address next week. What it will entail for school funding remains to be seen, but ASBSD’s Board of Directors heard firsthand what is likely to be provided.   Governor’s office Director of Policy and Communications Tony Venhuizen joined ASBSD’s Board of Directors at their November
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November25

Delegate Assembly approves priorities, positions and resolutions

Delegates from78 member districts of ASBSD gathered in Pierre last week to debate and vote on the legislative priorities, standing positions and resolutions that will guide the Association during the 2014 legislative session.   Four legislative resolutions were tabbed as priorities for ASBSD’s advocating efforts. The priorities are: C1 School Finance : School Funding –
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