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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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August05

ASBSD August Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin previews the upcoming ASBSD-SASD Convention, reviews the latest from the legislative interim committees and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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July18

Concerns over teacher shortage on agenda of long-term study

The second meeting in a long-term study of K-12 education and its funding components will be held on Monday (July 21).   Members of the legislative planning committee will hear testimony on the capital outlay fund, other revenue for school districts and about the teacher shortage in South Dakota schools.   SASD Executive Director Rob
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July10

July’s ASBSD Bulletin

This month’s Bulletin includes information on the long-term study of K-12 funding, ASBSD’s new online training site – ASBSD School Board U, the upcoming early registration deadline for the 2014 Convention and much more.     Click here to view the online edition.
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June18

Second Survey Says: Teaching Positions Tough to Fill

Results from a survey recently released by the School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD) yielded troubling results about the state’s teacher pool.   Based on responses from 80 percent of the public school districts in South Dakota, the SASD survey found that 258 teaching positions (over 30 percent) remained open as of May 28 from
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June17

K-12 study starts

The South Dakota Legislature’s Legislative Planning Committee completed the introductory chapter of the two year study on K-12 education and its different funding components.   Monday’s opener took on the tenor of the opening meetings for a House or Senate Education committee, as planning committee members heard presentations on the state funding formula for education,
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