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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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January16

Weekly ASBSD Billtracker Update

With legislative session here for the next nine weeks, ASBSD Billtracker, which provides you with a list of each piece of legislation the Association is tracking during session, is filling up and will be regularly updated.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   After the first week of 97th Legislative Session, the ASBSD Billtracker has
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January11

Meet the 2022 House Education Committee

Each member of the House Education returns to their seat on the committee.   The 15-member House Education committee, which will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:45 a.m., brings every member back for the 2022 legislative session with Rep. Lana Greenfield serving as committee chair for her fourth year.   Let’s get to know the committee
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January10

Meet the 2022 Senate Education Committee

No changes were made to the Senate Education committee for the 2022 legislative session.   Sen. Blake Curd will serve as Chair of the seven-member Senate Education committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m. during the 2022 legislative session.   Let’s meet the committee members:   Sen. Blake Curd (District 12)
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January06

LAN members needed for 2022 legislative session

Board members, administrators and ASBSD must work together to advocate for support from the legislature for South Dakota’s public education system.   An important part of those advocacy efforts is for member districts to appoint one or more board members to ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network (LAN), which is designed to activate designated members of local
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January04

2022 ASBSD Legislative Resources

The 2022 legislative session begins this week (1/11) 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 97th 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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