Rob Monson

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In The Moment … September 22, 2020 Show 907 Hour 2

Back to School 2020 can be summed up in one word: stressful. Now that we've acknowledged that, let's talk about what needs to be done to keep kids safe and keep kids learning.  Rob Monson is the executive director of the School Administrators of South Dakota.  

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State lawmakers are considering ways remaining CARES Act money could help education. They’re suggesting financial support for educational cooperatives and for families who chose to keep their children out of the classroom.

The joint education committee heard public comment before making its recommendations for the appropriations committee. Rob Monson with the School Administrators of South Dakota notes educational co-ops have been left out of funding relief so far.

How Are Schools Dealing With The Disruption?

Mar 26, 2020

How are superintendents dealing with the disruption and the move to online learning throughout the state? What are the challenges for small, rural districts? What are the challenges for large districts? Rob Monson is executive director of the School Administrators of South Dakota.

News: Sep 21 - 27

Sep 27, 2019
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South Dakota does not publicly fund preschool education, but there are efforts to ensure excellence in early learning throughout the state; we talked with the Preschool Levels of Excellence team to learn more.

In 2014 Jolene's Law Task Force was convened to study the impact of child sexual abuse in South Dakota. This week we had a conversation with the task force about protecting our children and building communities that help prevent child abuse and build resilience. 

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... September 24, 2019 Show 665 Hour 1

South Dakota does not publicly fund preschool education, but there are efforts to ensure excellence in early learning throughout the state. 

Today, we talk about the Preschool Levels of Excellence

Rob Monson is the executive director of School Administrators of South Dakota, Eric Knight is the Superintendent of Centerville School District, and Kevin Nelson is an education consultant and former Principal at Beresford Elementary.

Jackie Hendry

Project Stand Up was first used to text anonymous drug tips to law enforcement. Now it’s expanding to cover concerns about school safety, making South Dakota the 7th state in the nation with such a program. 

By texting the word SAFE to the Project Stand Up number, users answer prompts about the potential threat. Those messages are monitored in real time and sent to appropriate law enforcement and school administrators.

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SUGGESTED LEAD:  The group, “School Administrators of South Dakota,” reports about 25 percent of the state's school superintdents are entering their first year of service this year.

Those positions are often filled with principals, who suddenly find themselves with a much longer job description, and two or more full-time jobs.  That’s a concern to outgoing superintendents leaving that situation—and to those stepping in to the positions. 

The Infrastructure Side Of Education

Dec 10, 2013

Wade Pogany is Executive Director of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota and Rob Monson is Executive Director of School Administrators of South Dakota.  They’ll comment on Governor Dennis Daugaard’s budget address and discuss the infrastructure side of education and whether the resources are or will be available.