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October20

2020 ASBSD Delegate Assembly to be held virtually

As your district’s appointed delegate for ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly, you have an important role for your district and for your state school board Association as you will vote on the legislative direction of ASBSD for the 2021 legislative session.   This year, we’re asking all appointed delegates join us on the online webinar Zoom platform
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October20

Appoint your district’s Delegate, ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly moved online

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time to establish your state school board association’s legislative direction and share your district’s view on key legislative topics. Appointed delegates will vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which set the legislative path for the 2021 legislative session.     Please submit your appointed delegate’s name and information by Tuesday,
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September23

Updates made to 2021 ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

The latest iterations of ASBSD’s legislative platform for the 2021 legislative session are available for review.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly.   This year’s Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 20. At this time, ASBSD is planning
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September23

ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!

Complete training individually, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home with ASBSD’s NEW School Board U!   School Board U is our online training site to cover your training needs and enhance your knowledge of school board work.   Your SBU training will consist of an interactive video presented by
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September14

Policy Alert: New Policy, Multiple Amended

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   By Gerry Kaufman   The ASBSD Policy Committee has approved
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March29

House Education sends new school system bill to 41st day

A smoke-out attempt didn’t save a bill creating a new school system in South Dakota, which had previously been defeated in committee.   Senate Bill 66, which creates and funds Oceti Sakowin community-based schools, was defeated by the House Education committee on a 9-5 vote with a smoke-out attempt being unsuccessful on the House floor
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March25

Senate approves BOE appointments

The latest members of the state Board of Education standards were confirmed recently.   Phyllis Heineman’s and Julie Westra’s appointments to the South Dakota State Board of Education were approved unanimously by the Senate Education committee and on a 31-3 by the full Senate. In January, Gov. Kristi Noem appointed each individual to the state board.  
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March02

New school system bill soars through Senate

There was no resistance on a bill creating a new school system in South Dakota as it crossed the Capitol hall.   Senators voted 35-0 in favor of Senate Bill 66, which creates and funds Oceti Sakowin community-based schools.   Sen. Troy Heinert said the bill “let’s parents work with the district and provide an
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March01

Earn ALL points by attending a 2020 Legislative Cracker Barrel

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.   Earn
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February29

School choice funding account bill tabled

After a weekend’s worth of thought, the legislators supporting the idea for state aid to be sent out of public school districts with students decided it wasn’t ready for passage.   “I think there’s just too many things we’re not going to get pulled in line this year,” Rep. Kalep Weis said of his legislation,
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