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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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December07

ASBSD President appointed to national committee

ASBSD President Denise Lutkemeier was appointed to a national committee recently.   Lutkemeier was appointed to the National School Board Association’s Policies and Resolutions Committee by NSBA President ElizaBeth Branham.   “I am deeply honored by President Branham’s appointment to NSBA’s Policy and Resolutions Committee,” Lutkemeier said.   “It is an exciting opportunity to sit
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September09

Policy Alert: 2019 Policies and Annual Notices Required by Federal Law

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).     By Gerry Kaufman, ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services
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August20

Farrell passes gavel to Lutkemeier

ASBSD has a new President of the Board of Directors after the gavel was passed at the August meeting.   Madison Central School Board President Tom Farrell completed his year-long term as ASBSD President by passing the gavel to Wilmot School Board President Denise Lutkemeier.   “This has been a wonderful experience and wonderful opportunity,”
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