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September09

Appoint your district’s delegate for the 2021 ASBSD Delegate Assembly

ASBSD member districts each need to appoint a Delegate to represent their school board at the 2021 ASBSD Delegate Assembly where their vote on resolutions and standing positions will help set the legislative direction of the Association.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for the upcoming legislative session and click here to
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September09

Wednesdays with Wade meetings in-person and online this fall

Wednesdays with Wade returns this fall in-person AND online.   Join ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany at a school or on Zoom for any of the upcoming seven meetings where he will discuss ASBSD’s resolutions & standing positions, school funding and potential legislation for the 2022 legislative session, the need to advocate for support of
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September08

Updates made to 2022 ASBSD Legislative Resolutions and Standing Positions

ASBSD’s proposed legislative platform for the 2022 legislative session is ready for review ahead of this year’s Delegate Assembly.   The resolutions and standing positions dictate the legislative direction of ASBSD and are voted on by member districts at Delegate Assembly.   The 2021 Delegate Assembly is set for Friday, November 19 in Pierre at
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September07

ASBSD members can submit a resolution for the 2021 Delegate Assembly

ASBSD’s resolutions and standing positions help set the legislative direction of the association.   Click the links to review ASBSD’s proposed resolutions and standing positions for the upcoming legislative session and click here to read a summary of changes made to each.   As member districts, you have the opportunity to vote on the resolutions and standing positions each
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September07

Online training available through ASBSD’s School Board U!

Complete training individually, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home with ASBSD’s School Board U!   School Board U is our online training site to cover your training needs and enhance your knowledge of school board work.   Your SBU training will consist of an interactive video presented by ASBSD
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August25

ASBSD Board starts new school year

ASBSD’s Board of Directors began the 2021-22 year by discussing the board’s executive committee, welcoming two new members and welcoming back two directors, and more.   The ASBSD Board of Directors met the day prior to the 2021 ASBSD-SASD Convention and decided to maintain the current Executive Committee for the board in order to allow
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August23

ASBSD honors public school supporters

ASBSD honored school board members, former administrators and public school advocates and community representatives who went above and beyond for their local school districts.   Mobridge-Pollock School Board President and ASBSD President Eric Stroeder earned the 2021 Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s Outstanding School Board Member of the Year honor, which is presented to
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August23

Policy Alert: Updates made to board related policies

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).   Five sample school board policies were recently amended by the
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April14

Five CB webinar recordings available for viewing

Board members and administrators will receive expert information and advice on the collective bargaining process as part of ASBSD’s five-part webinar series.   Veteran School Law Attorneys Gerry Kaufman and Rodney Freeman presented their vast knowledge of the collective bargaining process in five separate hour-long recorded webinars, each covering its own unique topic.   For
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March16

State aid increase for schools supported

There will be an increase in state aid for public schools next school year.   Senate Bill 49, which sets the School District General Fund levy, target teacher salary and overhead rate for FY 2022, received only 5 no votes with Joint Appropriations passing it 16-2, the Senate supporting it 34-0 and the House approving it
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