Archive!

All the posts tagged with this name
January23

State aid increase bill moved to Approps, funding issues discussed

Five percent found six votes to advance it in the appropriations process.   Senate Bill 24, which provides the 5 percent increase in state aid and revises the property tax levies for school districts, was referred to the Joint Appropriations committee on a 6-0 vote by the Senate Education committee last week (1/19).   ASBSD is
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January22

2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Week Two

After the second week of the 2023 legislative session, the ASBSD Billtracker is up to 22-pieces of legislation being tracked.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   Of those 22 legislative proposals on the list, there’s seven we’re supporting, six being opposed and nine being monitored.  Below is a breakdown of key bills ASBSD is
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January20

Will 5% Stem the Funding Issues in Public Schools?

Neighbor States Widening Teacher Pay Gap   The average teacher salaries in South Dakota continue to lag behind our neighboring states with SD’s teachers the only state of the group of seven not top $50,000 in average teacher pay in 2020-21 and facing a growing gap.     The closest regional competitor, Montana, is more
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January19

Resolution proposing new ed. path proceeds to Senate

A resolution to study a new educational path proceeded in the legislative process.   House Education members and the House Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 6001, which proposes the study of a potential optional educational path.   ASBSD is monitoring HCR 6001, which has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee.   The resolution “comes
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January18

School reps discuss juvenile justice system with legis. comm.

Representatives from the education community shared their thoughts with a legislative committee on schools and the juvenile justice system.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany, Large School Group Representative Dianna Miller and SASD Executive Director Rob Monson discussed the issues schools are facing when dealing with juvenile offenders and potential solutions with the Senate Judiciary
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January17

Teacher Openings Exceeding Record Levels

Open teacher positions exceeded record levels in the previous school and calendar years and the concerning trend has continued its rise halfway through the 2022-23 school year.   The ASBSD Teacher Placement Center, which is a website for school districts to post open positions in their schools, saw more than 3,000 positions posted during the
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January15

2023 ASBSD Billtracker Update: Week One

Legislative session’s through one week and the ASBSD Billtracker has accumulated 19-pieces of legislation so far.   Learn how ASBSD Billtracker works here.   Thus far, ASBSD is supporting six bills, opposing three and 10 more are listed as “monitor.” Positions on pieces of legislation are determined by member boards by voting at the Delegate Assembly
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January13

2023 ASBSD Legislative Resources

The 2023 legislative session began this week (1/10) 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 98th legislative session, they include: ASBSD Billtracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Billtracker provides you with a list of
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January12

Scholarship program referenced in Gov’s State of the State

Gov. Kristi Noem kicked of the 98th South Dakota Legislative Session with her State of the State address.   While K-12 education didn’t get a lot of attention during her address, Gov. Noem did mention the Stronger Families Scholarship that she mentioned in last month’s budget address.   The Fiscal Year 2024 Governor’s budget summary
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
January12

2023’s most important legislative days

The 2023 legislative session began on Tuesday, January 10th and the 98th legislative session features many important days during which many pieces of K-12 related legislation will be debated and voted on.   This year’s session contains 38 legislative days and kicked off with Gov. Kristi Noem’s State of the State address on Tuesday. Read about the address here.
  • Posted by asbsd
  • 1 Tags
  • 0 Comments
Read More
?>