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March03

Lockdown bill lacks support, Fund Balance bill finds it in House

It had been smooth sailing for Senate Bill 89 until it was sunk in the House chamber on Tuesday (3/3).   SB 89, which would require school districts to develop safety plans and conduct lockdown drills, was defeated on 37-30 vote by Representatives; in three previous votes the bill had no “Nays” cast.   “We don’t
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January06

ASBSD’s legislative direction

One of the most important steps in ASBSD’s preparation for legislative session each year is Delegate Assembly.   The legislative direction of the Association is set with approval of resolutions and standing positions by member districts.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.   For the 2015 legislative session,
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December08

ASBSD’s final edition of the Bulletin

ASBSD is proud to send you the final edition of our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin shares information on the Governor’s proposed increase to K-12 funding, outcomes of Delegate Assembly and much more.   Click here to view the online edition or download the easy-to-print PDF edition, which is attached.   We
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December02

Delegates set legislative direction for ASBSD at Assembly

Delegates from 81 school districts voted to set the legislative direction of ASBSD at last month’s Delegate Assembly. The voting school board members approved 11 standing positions and 30 resolutions.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.  
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November20

Districts set legislative direction at Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to voice your district’s legislative agenda and establish your state school board association’s legislative direction.   It is essential for member districts to appoint a delegate and have them attend Delegate Assembly to vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which dictate the legislative direction of the
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October07

ASBSD’s October edition of The Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin previews ASBSD Delegate Assembly, recaps the important legislative conversations being had at ASBSD’s Region Meetings, announces the end of The Bulletin and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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October05

Cap outlay, other revenue and teacher pay discussed at Region Meeting

The potential for a major shift in three aspects of K-12 funding dominated discussion at the recent ASBSD Region Meeting in Brookings, as it did in Beresford the night before and as it is expected to at each subsequent meeting.   At the Brookings meeting, representatives from 11 school districts were presented with potentially landscape-shifting
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October01

Review of new, deleted and amended resolutions and standing positions

One of the most important steps in ASBSD’s preparation for legislative session each year is Delegate Assembly.   ASBSD Delegate Assembly establishes the legislative direction of the Association and with the 2015 legislative session just three months away, it’s time for our member districts to appoint a delegate and review our proposed resolutions and standing positions.
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September12

Planning comm. hears other revenue equalization proposals

Equalizing other revenue school districts receive isn’t a new idea in South Dakota’s legislature, but it’s one that stirred debate about the way schools are funded.   Rep. Dan Dryden introduced two bills during the 2014 legislative session related to other revenue equalization – both were defeated – and presented the ideas to members of
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September03

Legis. Planning Committee meets Monday

The South Dakota legislature’s long-term study of the funding facets of K-12 education continues next week.   Members of the Legislative Planning Committee – charged with completing a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components – convene for the third meeting in the study on Monday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Capitol.  
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