Innovation and Technology grants at a glance
Read more about the Classroom Innovation Grants.

South Dakota School Wellness Policy Summit scheduled for June 6
Studies show that healthy eating and adequate physical activity improve students’ academic performance. A Wellness Policy Summit will be held June 6 in Chamberlain. Registration is required, and lunch and mileage will be paid for a team of up to three people from each district. One of the members must be an administrator or school board member. Click here for more information.


Board of Education to meet May 20 in Rapid City
The South Dakota Board of Education has a regularly scheduled meeting on the calendar for Monday, May 20, at Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City. More details, including a complete agenda, will be posted on the Board of Education website as the meeting date draws closer.


National Teacher Day is May 7
National Teacher Day is Tuesday, May 7, this year. Please make sure to thank your teachers for all the hard work they do.

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Nominate Driver of the Year, recognize long-time drivers

The South Dakota School Transportation Association is seeking nominations for Bus Driver of the Year. Nominees must be members of SDSTA. Nomination forms are due by July 1 to Tim Steichen. The winner will be announced at the association’s annual meeting in July. Click here for a nomination form.

SDSTA also will recognize drivers with 25 years or more of service with a plaque sent to your district. Those recognized must be members of SDSTA. Deadline is May 31. Click here to access the form.

SDSTA also will print certificates of recognition for any driver – regardless of membership status – who is retiring. Click here to access the form. Allow two weeks to process the certificate.

For more information about any of these programs, please contact Tim Steichen, SDSTA president, at (605) 882-6335.