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June23

Concerns, next steps shared at first juvenile justice study meeting

A wide-ranging discussion took place during the first meeting of the interim study on juvenile justice.   The Study Committee on Juvenile Justice began it’s work last week (6/16) hearing testimony from more than 10 individuals connected to the matter whether through schools, law enforcement agencies or in the juvenile court system.   Student truancy served as
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June18

CDC releases updated COVID guidance for schools

Updated COVID guidance for K-12 schools has recently been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   The updated guidance documents include: Operational Guidance for K-12 School and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning; Frequently Asked Questions for K-12 and Early Care and Education (ECE) Settings: Information for
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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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June11

Juvenile Justice study begins this week

The study on juvenile justice will begin this week.   Fifteen legislators will consider and develop alternatives for the placement of juvenile offenders as part of the Study Committee on Juvenile Justice beginning this Thursday (6/16) at 9 a.m. (Central).   You can listen to the meeting here and view the agenda here.   Wednesday’s agenda includes
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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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May29

Two interim studies affecting schools on schedule

Two interim studies will be of interest to schools in the legislative “offseason.”   The Study Committee on Juvenile Justice will consider and develop alternatives for the placement of juvenile offenders. The interim committee is comprised of 15 legislators that include: Chair Rep. Caleb Finck Vice Chair Sen. Erin Tobin Fred Deutsch Red Dawn Foster
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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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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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