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February06

Bill cementing local control of curriculum continues on

A bill strengthening a school district’s local control over curriculum and method of instruction decisions is headed across the hall to the Senate after members of the House voted 58-8 in its favor.   House Bill 1101’s prime sponsor Rep. Jacqueline Sly said the bill puts current practice into law ensuring “decisions currently being made
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February03

Two to the 41st and one to the floor in Sen. Ed.

Senate Education sent two bills to the 41st day and one to the floor at Tuesday’s (2/3) meeting.   By a single vote, committee members killed Senate Bill 117. The bill, which would have amended a state law protecting the privacy of students and passed through the legislature, would have added four new criteria to
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January31

Teacher recruitment program stays alive

House Appropriations committee members kept alive a bill that would establish and fund a program to recruit and retain teachers for rural school districts. Committee members voted 7-1 in support of the bill.   House Bill 1092 calls for the creation of the rural school teacher recruitment assistance program, which encourages individuals working as paraprofessionals
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January06

ASBSD’s legislative direction

One of the most important steps in ASBSD’s preparation for legislative session each year is Delegate Assembly.   The legislative direction of the Association is set with approval of resolutions and standing positions by member districts.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.   For the 2015 legislative session,
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December08

ASBSD’s final edition of the Bulletin

ASBSD is proud to send you the final edition of our monthly publication, The Bulletin.     This month’s Bulletin shares information on the Governor’s proposed increase to K-12 funding, outcomes of Delegate Assembly and much more.   Click here to view the online edition or download the easy-to-print PDF edition, which is attached.   We
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December02

Delegates set legislative direction for ASBSD at Assembly

Delegates from 81 school districts voted to set the legislative direction of ASBSD at last month’s Delegate Assembly. The voting school board members approved 11 standing positions and 30 resolutions.   Download the approved standing positions and resolutions by clicking on the links or visit the Publications and Forms page on the ASBSD website.  
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November20

Districts set legislative direction at Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s Delegate Assembly is the time and place to voice your district’s legislative agenda and establish your state school board association’s legislative direction.   It is essential for member districts to appoint a delegate and have them attend Delegate Assembly to vote on ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions, which dictate the legislative direction of the
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November12

BOR launches online dashboard tracking student transition

The South Dakota Board of Regents recently launched an online version of their annual High School Transition Report, which provides a breakdown of the academic progress of first-year students enrolled in a BOR institute on an individualized district basis.   The High School Transition Report Dashboard provides a break down by district on the academic
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November05

Get your Good News in to ASBSD

ASBSD invites you to share ANY feats of accomplishment or innovation, successful cooperative community projects or any story that makes you proud of your district for our second edition of The Good News Bulletin.   Last year’s edition featured over 30 inspiring and superb stories from public school districts across South Dakota and the South
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October07

ASBSD’s October edition of The Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin previews ASBSD Delegate Assembly, recaps the important legislative conversations being had at ASBSD’s Region Meetings, announces the end of The Bulletin and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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