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October10

Wednesdays with Wade meetings in-person and online this fall

Wednesdays with Wade returns this fall in-person AND online.   Join ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany at a school or on Zoom for any of the upcoming seven meetings where he will discuss ASBSD’s resolutions & standing positions, school funding and potential legislation for the 2022 legislative session, the need to advocate for support of
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September22

2021 South Dakota Risk and Safety Conference

The Associated School Boards Protective Trust is pleased to join with the State of South Dakota Office of Risk Management, South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance, SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund, Safety Benefits, Inc. and Insurance Benefits, Inc. to sponsor the 4th Annual SD Risk & Safety Conference.   The free conference will be held on Wednesday-Thursday,
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September20

Get a cybersecurity risk assessment from BIT

School districts are facing increasingly common cyber-attack vectors, including denial of service attacks, ransomware infections, and data breaches making the need for cybersecurity even greater.   BIT and the DOE are partnering to expand the DDN services available to schools to include Cybersecurity Risk Assessments with a goal to ensure the district employs the technology,
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July08

2020 ASBSD-SASD Virtual Convention sessions, schedule set

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually on Thursday, August 6 and will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote speech from Devin Hughes of The Orange Frog group followed by 15 live breakout sessions covering a variety of topics and a panel discussion on the upcoming school year with state officials, with EACH
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June07

2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention to be held virtually

The 2020 ASBSD-SASD Convention will be held virtually this year.   On Thursday, August 6, ASBSD and SASD, in conjunction with TIE, will host a virtual Convention for board members and administrators.   “Moving the ASBSD-SASD Convention to the virtual platform from our regular face-to-face event was a difficult decision,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany
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January08

Protective Trust has new online home

The Associated School Boards Protective Trust (ASBPT) has a new home online.   ASBPT has moved all its online information to http://asbsd.org/index.php/protective-trust/ and you can access the page by visiting www.asbsd.org and clicking the “ASBPT” link at the top of the page:     OR through the “Read More” link found under the “Protective Trust”
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December27

BIT providing free cybersecurity assessment for schools

South Dakota school districts cannot ignore their risk of facing a cybersecurity breach.   To avoid a breach, South Dakota’s Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) and the Department of Education are partnering to expand the DDN services to include Cybersecurity Risk Assessments with a goal to ensure a school employs the technology, policies and
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October26

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2019 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics.   Delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2020 legislative session.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for
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August12

Two positions on PT Board available

The ASBSD Protective Trust board is seeking candidates for two open positions.   The eight-member PT board has an opening for a school board member whose district is a member of the health fund and for a school board member whose district is a member of the workers’ compensation fund.     Each position will
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July20

Aberdeen saves 40 Hours a year in meeting time with SafeSchools

The Aberdeen School District adopted the SafeSchools Online Training System in 2014 and has found one of the many benefits of the system is the staff meeting time that’s been trimmed each year.   Assistant Superintendent Camille Kaul estimates that SafeSchools Training has saved Aberdeen 40 hours a year in meeting time!   “SafeSchools Training
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