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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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June13

K-12 study kicks off next week

On Monday (6/16), members of the Legislative Planning Committee will begin their work on an in-depth study of K-12 education and its different components.   Topics of the study include, the education funding formula, the revenue, expenditures and accounting practices for education, salary needs, budget reserves and tax levies.   “This is a vast, vast topic
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June05

ASBSD Bulletin – June

  Watch Wade’s Welcome and then read The Bulletin.   This month’s Bulletin provides you with donation information to assist the Hoven School District, a preview of the study of K-12 education set to begin this month, an announcement of a new online training site ASBSD is offering and much more.
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May07

ASBSD Bulletin – May

Watch Wade’s Welcome and then read the ASBSD Bulletin, which provides you the latest on the long-term legislative study planned for K-12 education, April’s ASBSD Board of Director’s meeting, the Academic Excellence Luncheon and much more.   Read the Bulletin here.
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April23

Key components of K-12 will get long-term study

A little more than a month after committing funding above three percent to K-12 schools, the legislature is committing a two-year study to education.   Members of the Legislative Executive Board voted 13-0 to assign an in-depth study of K-12 education to the Legislative Planning Committee.   The planning committee will focus on a wide
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April01

Download the 2014 ASBSD Legislative Summary

The 89th legislative summary concluded on Monday, March 31 with “Veto Day” and with the conclusion comes the publication of ASBSD’s 2014 Legislative Summary.     You can download the legislative summary here. Or visit our Publications and Forms page – link at the top of the homepage – and download the summary under the “2014
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February24

Technology training bill falls

A bill that would have earmarked $2.85 million for professional development related to technology for teachers failed to get past the House Appropriations committee last Friday.   Committee members voted 7-2 to defer House Bill 1005 to the 41st legislative day. The deferral of HB 1005 marked the end of the line for the list
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February13

Tech, certificate and hours bills advance

Three bills supported by ASBSD made it through House Education on Wednesday.   House Bill 1005, which appropriates $2.85 million for technology-oriented professional development to be used for teacher compensation, passed and was referred to House Appropriations on 15-0 vote.   The bill was previous killed by the committee, but was brought back for reconsideration
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February06

Survey says: teacher applicant pool inadequate

The House and Senate had their opportunity earlier in session to voice their opinions on the growing concern in school districts about a potential teacher adequacy problem and shortage with their votes on House Concurrent Resolution 1002.   The resolution called for the acknowledgement of the teacher shortage and the difficulties districts in South Dakota
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