Convention schedule finalized

Just a few weeks from the premier learning event for school board members and administrators, the schedule for the 2016 ASBSD-SASD Convention is set.

Download the schedule here.

This year’s event – set for Thursday and Friday, August 4-5 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center – has 41 breakout sessions covering governance and policy, finance and legal, student achievement and training topics imperative to K-12 education, as well as six sessions sharing information on great services for schools.



Read Breakout Session descriptions here.

Following Dr. David Berliner’s keynote address, breakout sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday with the opening assemblies covering the new K-12 funding system, school board member responsibilities, support for new principals, IDEA maintenance, student achievement in rural districts and school employees’ use of social media.

Three more segments of breakout sessions focused on school security – both in the building and online – key state laws, setting goals, school board roles, ways to help students achieve, resourceful ed. funding options, state and federal accountability and much more.

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Friday’s sessions are packed with information on cybersecurity, school finance, support for teachers, student success, school board self-evaluation and leadership in education.

Convention will close with a panel discussion including administrators from the Harrisburg School District, who will answer questions about the safety plan they had in place leading up to the event last September at their high school. They will share how that plan was put into action during their crisis and what changes they have made after post evaluation of their action plan. Audience questions will be taken at the end of the session.

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For more information about the 2016 ASBSD-SASD Convention visit We hope you’ll join us at Convention!