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SD Department of Education March 2015  
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Board of Education meeting
March 16, Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. CDT at Southeast Technical Institute in room 101, the Mickelson Center, 2320 N. Career Ave., in Sioux Falls. Public hearings will be held related to content standards adoption in the areas of science, social studies, fine arts and K-12 educational technology. An agenda will be posted at doe.sd.gov/board at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.




2015 Summer Education Conference: Multi-Tiered System of Supports
June 3-4, Pierre

This conference is open to all schools, with a reduced registration rate available for educators from MTSS schools. Graduate credit is available.

The first day of the conference will focus on teaching students to think critically about text. School-wide Positive Behavior Supports will be the main topic of day two. Keynote speakers will be Jill Jackson and Dr. George Sugai.

Click here for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact Becky Cain, South Dakota Department of Education, at rebecca.cain@state.sd.us or (605) 280-3568.




Civil Rights Regulations: Target - Education Settings
June 9, Rapid City
June 10, Aberdeen
June 11, Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Department of Education is working with the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development on civil rights federal regulations for the educational setting. These will be full-day sessions featuring specialists from the regional U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights in Kansas City, Mo. The OCR ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation through enforcement of civil rights laws.

Maria North and Karl Menninger will lead the trainings. They are Supervisory Attorneys for the OCR. Each oversees a team of investigators and attorneys who provide technical assistance and investigate civil rights issues in education.

K-12 staff and postsecondary personnel are encouraged to attend. Attendees will receive six hours of CEUs for full-day attendance. Please advise staff who serve in any of the following capacities about these trainings:

• School administrator
• School counselor
• Career and technical education teacher/director
• School district attorney
• Title IX coordinator
• Section 504 coordinator

Federal law requires that each school district have at least one person designated and trained as the District Title IX Coordinator and a person designated as the Section 504 Coordinator. (§ 34 C.F.R. Sec. 106.8 and Sec. 104.7)

Contact Carol Uecker at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-4771, with any questions.

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