School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD)

SASD Community Helping Hands Award

The Community Helping Hands Award recognizes a school district and their non-school community partner for their outstanding collaboration in implementing a successful program, project or activity that has generated significant local community involvement and positively impacted the education of children.



2018 Winner


The Spearfish Foundation for Public Education (SFPE) was formed in 2001 when the Spearfish Public Schools were facing significant financial difficulties.   It was founded to supplement funding for programs lost due to budget cuts and to seek to make Spearfish Public Schools to be the best they could be.  The Foundation provides educational opportunities for students and staff.  With public education facing increasing challenges, the need for public and private sectors of the community to enhance the educational opportunities in the public schools is greater than ever.  SFPE works closely with, but independently from the Spearfish School District.  The goal of this partnership is to allow members of the community to invest in the success of any and all of the classrooms, programs, and activities in Spearfish Schools. The last few years the Foundation has provided the Spearfish School District between $80,000 and $100,000 annually to provide programs and experiences that may not otherwise be available.

SASD Community Helping Hands Award

Jan 29

Delegate Assembly

January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 29

SASD Executive Board Meeting

January 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Daugaard recommends 2.3 percent increase in state aid for K-12 public schools.

Governor Daugaard is recommending a 2.3% increase for K-12 funding which matches the requirement of the inflationary factor or 3%, whichever is less. This is a 9.5 million dollar increase.

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