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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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June10

2022 ASBSD-SASD Convention registration open

Registration for the 2022 ASBSD-SASD Convention is now open.   On Thursday and Friday, August 4-5 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center the premier learning event for school board members and administrators will feature: More than 40 breakout sessions covering relevant K-12 topics; Two keynote speeches Ruby Payne and John Draper; An awards banquet honoring administrators, schools
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May26

ASBSD Billtracker Recap

ASBSD’s Billtracker reached 86 total pieces of legislation being tracked by the end of the 2022 legislative session with half of those pieces having an ASBSD position of Support or Oppose.   Just slightly more than one-fourth of those pieces of legislation were passed, including seven of the 11 that were supported by ASBSD, and
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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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January31

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

The fourth week of legislative session brings the first of three bill submission deadlines and a full week of session that is certain to shake up ASBSD’s Billtracker.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   The latest week of the 2022 legislative session, ended as a very busy one for ASBSD Billtracker as nearly
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January30

Why a 6 percent increase in State Aid is needed

Teacher Pay Behind Neighbors, Rank Falling Nationally   The average teacher salaries in South Dakota continue to lag far behind those of neighboring states with South Dakota the only state of the group of seven not top $50,000 in average teacher pay in 2019-20.     The closest regional competitor remains more than $3,000 ahead
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January24

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

Legislative session enters its third week and ASBSD Billtracker, which provides you with a list of each piece of legislation the Association is tracking during session, continues to be filled with activity.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   Following the second week of the 2022 legislative session, ASBSD Billtracker has added nine more bills
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January11

Meet the 2022 House Education Committee

Each member of the House Education returns to their seat on the committee.   The 15-member House Education committee, which will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:45 a.m., brings every member back for the 2022 legislative session with Rep. Lana Greenfield serving as committee chair for her fourth year.   Let’s get to know the committee
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January10

Meet the 2022 Senate Education Committee

No changes were made to the Senate Education committee for the 2022 legislative session.   Sen. Blake Curd will serve as Chair of the seven-member Senate Education committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m. during the 2022 legislative session.   Let’s meet the committee members:   Sen. Blake Curd (District 12)
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January06

LAN members needed for 2022 legislative session

Board members, administrators and ASBSD must work together to advocate for support from the legislature for South Dakota’s public education system.   An important part of those advocacy efforts is for member districts to appoint one or more board members to ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network (LAN), which is designed to activate designated members of local
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