LAN members needed for 2022 legislative session

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LAN members needed for 2022 legislative session

Board members, administrators and ASBSD must work together to advocate for support from the legislature for South Dakota’s public education system.


An important part of those advocacy efforts is for member districts to appoint one or more board members to ASBSD’s Legislative Action Network (LAN), which is designed to activate designated members of local school boards to represent the legislative positions of the Association and their local board. Please note, LAN members and Delegates are not the same position.


“It’s imperative for the advocacy efforts in favor of public education that every school board appoints one or more board members as their ASBSD Legislative Action Network (LAN) member,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said.


“There will be many testing pieces of legislation in 2022 and we’ll need everyone’s efforts to maintain the public education system we have right now.”


LAN members will periodically be contacted by ASBSD during legislative session asking them to contact their legislator(s) and advocate for or against a piece of legislation.


The LAN Appointment process is online and can be completed through the following steps:

  1. Click here to access the LAN Appointment form;
  1. Complete the form below;
    • If you have more than one board member to submit as a LAN member, it can be added similar to how a new paragraph is added in a document.
  2. Click the submit button;
    • Should you need to add another board member after you’ve submitted, click the “Submit another response” link.

Each board member designated as a LAN member earns 25 ALL points for their local board.




ASBSD plans to hold three LAN Update webinars next year to provide updates from the 2022 legislative session and discuss the advocacy strategies for LAN members. To register, click on the link for the corresponding date you’d like to attend and complete the form:

Each LAN member attending a webinar earns 25 ALL points.


“We need active participants in advocacy,” Pogany said. “Board members are elected officials just like those making decisions at the Capitol and we need your voice through LAN to ensure the best legislative outcomes for public schools are met.”


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Director of Communications Tyler Pickner at or at 605-881-3791.

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