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February08

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

ASBSD’s Billtracker has climbed to 82 total pieces of legislation being tracked following last week’s bill submission deadline and with two weeks until Crossover Day, which requires all bills to pass their chamber of origin in order to continue during session, the updates will come daily.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   ASBSD
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November27

ASBSD Board meets, discusses legis. priorities

ASBSD Board members met for the second time this school year and approved the legislative priorities presented and voted on at the 2021 Delegate Assembly.   Read the report from Delegate Assembly here.   The board reviewed the resolutions and standing positions set to be voted on at Delegate Assembly and decided up on five
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November26

NSBA hires new Executive Director

The National School Board Association hired its new Executive Director, Dr. John Heim of Kansas.\   Heim, who previously served as Executive Director of the Kansas Association of School Boards for 11 years as part of more than a four-decade career in public education, began his tenure as NSBA Executive Director on November 23.  
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September27

ASBSD, Mobridge-Pollock President Stroeder elected to national board

Mobridge-Pollock School Board President and Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) President Eric Stroeder has been elected as a Western Region Director for the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) Board of Directors.   Stroeder was elected as a Director by school members from the nine states that comprise NSBA’s Western Region at their recent
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September26

Policy Alert: 2021 Policies and Annual Notices Required by Federal Law

The National School Boards Association/Council of School Attorneys (NSBA/COSA) recently updated and posted Policies Required by Federal Law and Annual Notices Required by Federal Law.   ASBSD Policy and Legal Services Director Jessica Filler requested when school districts review the notices, they especially focus on the addition made in 2021 to the Title IX Summary of Requirements
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August22

Four former school board members receive Longevity Award

Four former school board members were honored for their decade’s worth of service to their local school district.   Former Wilmot School Board Member Denise Lutkemeier received ASBSD’s Longevity Award, which recognizes school board leaders who have served 20 or more years on a local school board.   Lutkemeier served 21 years on the Wilmot
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March12

NSBA holding 2021 conference online

NSBA is pleased to announce the transformation of its in-person NSBA 2021 Annual Conference Exposition to the NSBA 2021 Online Experience.   The conference will bring world-class programming, inspirational keynotes, top education solution providers, and plentiful networking opportunities over a three day period from Thursday-Saturday, April 8-10.     For additional information and registration details
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January04

NSBA Overview on Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

The following information was provided by the National School Boards Association (NSBA).   On Saturday, December 26, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, a $900 billion legislative package to assist with the COVID-19 national emergency.   As part of the package, education received $82 billion in
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December19

Additional fed dollars for public schools

The latest federal COVID-19 emergency relief fund includes $54 billion for K-12 public education.   The $54 billion for K-12 public schools does not include a condition related to funding based on schools physically reopening and operating with in-person education. The legislation also extends the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) spending deadline to December 30, 2021
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September23

Updates made to 2021 ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

The latest iterations of ASBSD’s legislative platform for the 2021 legislative session are available for review.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly.   This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 20. At this time, ASBSD is planning
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