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June22

ASBSD’s New School Board Member Workshop in August

It’s imperative for all school board members, new and seasoned, to understand their role as a school board member and ASBSD’s New School Board Member Workshop will provide information to enhance your understanding.   Join ASBSD Board Development Director Jim Holbeck on Wednesday, August 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center at
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June21

Info and insight on leading a school board at ASBSD President Workshop

Get more information and insight on leading a school board at the ASBSD School Board President Workshop in August.   Whether a veteran of the position or new to the role, Presidents AND Vice Presidents should join ASBSD Board Development Director Jim Holbeck from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3 at the Sioux Falls Convention
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June12

Breakout Sessions selected for the 2022 ASBSD-SASD Convention

The premier learning event for school board members and administrators will feature 35 and counting Breakout Sessions on Thursday and Friday, August 4-5 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.   Click here to see the Breakout Sessions scheduled to be at the 2022 ASBSD-SASD Convention, which include student achievement, governance & policy, finance & legal,
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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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May27

Policy Alert: 2022 Legislative Session

Recap of bills signed into law during the 2022 Legislative Session relevant to public education in South Dakota. To view the bill, click on the blue link.   HB 1087: Revise certain provisions regarding records that are not open to inspection and copying and deliberations in an executive or closed meeting.    Summary:  Incorporates SDCL
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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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April18

2022 School Board Election materials and information

To assist you in preparing and conducting a school board election next year, below you will a list of election materials from both the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office and ASBSD.   An election document can be retrieved by clicking on the blue link below for the corresponding election related material you wish to
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February23

2022 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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February18

Four local control linked bills passed out of the House

Four local control linked bills leapt out of the House.   House Bill 1087, which revises protected documents and list of subjects allowed for discussion in executive session, headed out of the House Local Government and full House unanimously.   The bill adds cybersecurity plans and other computer related documents to those protected by the
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February16

Separate paths for staffing solution bills

Two bills dealing with staffing in schools saw different ends.   House Bill 1261, which establishes emergency retire-rehire provisions for the South Dakota Retirement System, was defeated on a 10-3 vote.   The bill, which was supported by ASBSD, would have permitted teachers who had been retired for a year to be hired by schools
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