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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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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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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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February08

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

ASBSD’s Billtracker has climbed to 82 total pieces of legislation being tracked following last week’s bill submission deadline and with two weeks until Crossover Day, which requires all bills to pass their chamber of origin in order to continue during session, the updates will come daily.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   ASBSD
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February05

Private school scholarship increase on way to governor

The increase in public funding for the private school scholarship reached the governor’s desk.   Senate Bill 71, which increases the private school scholarship fund total to $3.5 million form $2 million, passed the House Education committee on an 8-5 vote and the House on a 44-23 vote to send it to Gov. Kristi Noem
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February04

Funding for homeschool participation passes committee

After a few hearings a proposal to pay schools for homeschool student participation has passed.   House Bill 1119, which multiplies 0.10 by the number of homeschool children who are participating in interscholastic activities to the fall enrollment count for the state aid formula, passed the House Education committee on a 9-5 vote. Previously, the
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February03

Community-based school bill sent to Senate floor

The proposal to establish community-based schools returned this session.   Senate Bill 139, which creates a community-based school utilizing state funds, passed the Senate Education committee on a 6-1 vote.   ASBSD opposes the bill as it was introduced in the same form as it has in previous years thus raising the same questions and
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January31

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

The fourth week of legislative session brings the first of three bill submission deadlines and a full week of session that is certain to shake up ASBSD’s Billtracker.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   The latest week of the 2022 legislative session, ended as a very busy one for ASBSD Billtracker as nearly
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January24

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

Legislative session enters its third week and ASBSD Billtracker, which provides you with a list of each piece of legislation the Association is tracking during session, continues to be filled with activity.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   Following the second week of the 2022 legislative session, ASBSD Billtracker has added nine more bills
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January20

Funding increase for private school scholarship program advances

The inevitable increase in funding for the private school scholarship program has proceeded in the legislature.   Senate Bill 71, which increases the private school scholarship fund total to $3.5 million form $2 million, passed the Senate Education committee on 5-1 vote and the Senate on a 27-5 vote.   Implemented in 2016, the private
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