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March22

Policy Alert: Student Registered Sex Offender

A bill permitting the adoption of a new school board policy option passed the legislature this session and with its passing immediately becomes state law.   Senate Bill 168 authorizes a school board to adopt policies regarding students who are registered sex offenders and included an emergency clause, which means it is permissible for a
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March08

Important legal topics affecting schools on schedule for ASBSD/COSA School Law webinars

Eight important school law related topics will be covered as part of the 2022-23 ASBSD/COSA School Law webinar series.   Listen to school law experts on legal topics affecting school districts, get your questions answered AND have access to the webinar recording presentation throughout the 2023 Fiscal Year for $25 per individual webinar or for
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February28

2023 Legislative Cracker Barrel list

Legislative Cracker Barrels in your area offer access to your local legislators, as well as the chance to hear their answers on a variety of legislative topics.   Below you will find a list of dates and locations of legislative cracker barrels being held throughout South Dakota that have been posted thus far.   Please
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February10

2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Juvenile Justice reforms & studies advancing

Legislative pieces related to juvenile justice continue to make their way through the 2023 legislative session with multiple proposals being tracked by ASBSD on our Billtracker page.   You can read about the taxation bills & revenue here, the school voucher bills here, the bills that are moving on here and the bills that have
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January30

2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Week Three

There’s three weeks gone in this year’s legislative session and the deadline to submit legislation comes this coming Thursday (2/2) so we’ll see what will join the 58-pieces of legislation currently being tracked on ASBSD’s Billtracker.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   More than half of the 58 legislative proposals have ASBSD taking
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January30

One more LAN Update webinar coming up

South Dakota’s public education system needs supportive voices. Many voices.   Our advocacy efforts must be united, informed and ready as the 2023 legislative session is likely to bring legislation with potentially long-reaching harmful effects to public schools, especially to funding.   “Vouchers, tax cuts, uncertain state aid increases, and that’s just the funding side,”
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January22

2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Week Two

After the second week of the 2023 legislative session, the ASBSD Billtracker is up to 22-pieces of legislation being tracked.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   Of those 22 legislative proposals on the list, there’s seven we’re supporting, six being opposed and nine being monitored.  Below is a breakdown of key bills ASBSD is
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January19

Resolution proposing new ed. path proceeds to Senate

A resolution to study a new educational path proceeded in the legislative process.   House Education members and the House Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 6001, which proposes the study of a potential optional educational path.   ASBSD is monitoring HCR 6001, which has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee.   The resolution “comes
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January18

School reps discuss juvenile justice system with legis. comm.

Representatives from the education community shared their thoughts with a legislative committee on schools and the juvenile justice system.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany, Large School Group Representative Dianna Miller and SASD Executive Director Rob Monson discussed the issues schools are facing when dealing with juvenile offenders and potential solutions with the Senate Judiciary
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January13

2023 ASBSD Legislative Resources

The 2023 legislative session began this week (1/10) and ASBSD has you covered for coverage of the daily occurrences in the legislature.   Four ASBSD resources will help you keep up-to-date on the 98th legislative session, they include: ASBSD Billtracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Billtracker provides you with a list of
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