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October11

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2021 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD member districts each need to appoint a Delegate to represent their school board at the 2021 ASBSD Delegate Assembly where their vote on resolutions and standing positions will help set the legislative direction of the Association.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for the upcoming legislative session and click here to
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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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October10

Proposed changes to med. cannabis law pass committee

A legislative sub-committee reviewing the medical cannabis statute recently approved recommendations for changes to the state law that could affect schools.   The biggest proposed change would permit a school to prohibit the use of medical cannabis on school grounds unless the adopt a school board policy allowing it.   However, the proposed changes have
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October09

Eight school law webinars on this year’s schedule

COSA and ASBSD experts return this school year to provide great school law knowledge as part of the 2021-22 School Law Webinar series.   Join us for eight hour-long webinars covering a variety of legal topics affecting school districts, get your questions about the topic answered AND have access to the webinar recording presentation throughout
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October08

Sit down with your legislators and discuss key public ed. issues

Before we know it, legislative session will be here along with bills aplenty dealing with public education.   ASBSD is requesting school boards and administrators sit down with there local legislators this fall to discuss the upcoming session and advocate for their support of South Dakota’s public education system.   “Public education could face another
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October07

Updates made to 2022 ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

ASBSD’s proposed legislative platform for the 2022 legislative session is ready for review ahead of this year’s Delegate Assembly.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly.   The 2021 Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 19 in Pierre at
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October06

ASBSD members can submit a resolution for the 2021 Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions help set the legislative direction of the association.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for the upcoming legislative session and click here to read a summary of changes made to each.   As member districts, you have the opportunity to vote on the resolutions and standing positions each
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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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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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September21

Free telemental health services available to schools

A partnership between two state agencies is bringing mental health services to schools FREE of charge!   The Department of Education and Department of Social Services will provide schools with additional support in helping students and their families access available mental health services as well as an understanding of when/how to refer students for mental
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