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October10

Pogany appears on Greg Belfrage Show to discuss TSEF and teacher shortage

ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany appeared on Kelo Radio’s Greg Belfrage Show yesterday morning (Wednesday, Oct. 8) to discuss the Teacher Salary Enhancement Fund (TSEF) proposal and teacher shortage.   Listen to the interview here: http://kelo.com/podcasts/greg-belfrage-show/935/proposal-to-increase-teacher-pay-through-one-cent-sales-tax/.   Pogany said the proposal is the first step in the conversation to find a solution to low teacher salaries
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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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October05

Cap outlay, other revenue and teacher pay discussed at Region Meeting

The potential for a major shift in three aspects of K-12 funding dominated discussion at the recent ASBSD Region Meeting in Brookings, as it did in Beresford the night before and as it is expected to at each subsequent meeting.   At the Brookings meeting, representatives from 11 school districts were presented with potentially landscape-shifting
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October01

Review of new, deleted and amended resolutions and standing positions

One of the most important steps in ASBSD’s preparation for legislative session each year is Delegate Assembly.   ASBSD Delegate Assembly establishes the legislative direction of the Association and with the 2015 legislative session just three months away, it’s time for our member districts to appoint a delegate and review our proposed resolutions and standing positions.
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September12

Planning comm. hears other revenue equalization proposals

Equalizing other revenue school districts receive isn’t a new idea in South Dakota’s legislature, but it’s one that stirred debate about the way schools are funded.   Rep. Dan Dryden introduced two bills during the 2014 legislative session related to other revenue equalization – both were defeated – and presented the ideas to members of
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September09

Teacher salary increase proposal presented

A first glimpse at a proposal to improve teacher salaries in South Dakota was provided at Monday’s Legislative Planning Committee meeting.   ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany, SASD Executive Director Rob Monson and Mitch Richter of the South Dakota United School Association presented the collaborative effort of their groups, which would call for the establishment
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September08

ASBSD’s September edition of The Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin previews the upcoming ASBSD Region Meetings, School Law Seminars and Delegate Assembly, reviews last month’s ASBSD-SASD Convention and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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September03

Legis. Planning Committee meets Monday

The South Dakota legislature’s long-term study of the funding facets of K-12 education continues next week.   Members of the Legislative Planning Committee – charged with completing a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components – convene for the third meeting in the study on Monday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Capitol.  
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August29

UPDATED: ASBSD Region Meeting registration open

School board members and administrators are invited to join ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany at a fall region meeting to discuss potential legislation for the 2015 session, ASBSD Standing Positions and Resolutions and new and updated services offered by the Association.     Region meeting dates and locations include: 9/30 – Beresford School District (The Bridge’s
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August13

Legislative panel discusses teacher shortage, funding at Convention

Four South Dakota legislators joined nearly 500 school board members and administrators at the 2014 ASBSD-SASD Convention for a panel discussion on the future of education in South Dakota.   To close Convention, Representatives Scott Munsterman and Dan Dryden and Senators Tim Rave and Billie Sutton had a frank conversation about the teacher shortage crisis
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