DOE’s Director of Operations & Information gives an update on education-related bills

February is CTE month
Each February, students and teachers across South Dakota and the nation take time to recognize the value of career and technical education. As has become tradition in South Dakota, officers of the Career and Technical Student Organizations will visit the Capitol in Pierre next week to showcase CTE. >>>LEARN MORE

Legislature debates school sentinels, ESA funding
The 2013 legislative session is underway. Education committees have heard bills related to ESA funding (SB 76), and school sentinels, HB 1087. Click here to find the latest updates related to any 2013 billl, and for brief education-related updates, follow the South Dakota Department of Education on Twitter.

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Nominations sought for School Resource Officer of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s School Officer of the Year Award. The South Dakota Association of School Resource Officers, or SDASRO, is glad to support this annual award, in its 5th consecutive year.

SDASRO, which began in 2007, strives for great working relationships between school officers and school personnel. The officer picked for this award should display professionalism, dedication and commitment to their respective school or district.

The SDASRO Executive Board will make the selection from those nominated, and may call the prospective recipient’s school district and/ or employer to get supervisor appraisals. The nominees will be announced at the annual conference.

Nominations must be postmarked by March 8 in order to be considered and must include a letter of recommendation of no more than 400 words in length. Click here to download the nomination form and complete instructions for submission.