Chamberlain School District

22 hours ago

In The Moment … November 9, 2020 Show 938 Hour 1

Schools are continuing to respond as COVID-19 spreads throughout South Dakota communities. In Chamberlain, the elementary school faced a staffing challenge as more and more tested positive for the virus. How would they keep students on track with their learning...keep them fed...and keep kids safe as their parents continue working? Chamberlain Superintendent Justin Zajic joins us today with more.

Back to School 2020: Chamberlain & Watertown

Sep 25, 2020

In The Moment … September 24, 2020 Show 909 Hour 2

Watertown High School was forced to move online this week after officials confirmed 20 COVID-19 cases. It's the largest school in the state to move online after an outbreak so far this school year.  Here for an update on the district's plans moving forward, we welcome Watertown School District Superintendent Jeff Danielsen. 

Back To School 2020: SD Superintendents

Aug 26, 2020

In The Moment … August 26, 2020 Show 889 Hour 1

As South Dakota school districts across the state report positive COVID-19 cases, we check in with superintendents about Back to School 2020. We'll talk with superintendents from Lemmon and Beresford in a moment. But first, Terry Nebelsick. He is the superintendent of the Huron School District.

Now we head to northwest South Dakota and check in with the Lemmon School District superintendent Steve Bucks.

We now head to the Beresford School District and its superintendent Brian Field is with us.


In The Moment … July 30, 2020 Show 870 Hour 1

Since April, Sioux Falls School District officials have been planning for faculty and students to return to the classroom. Plans include a virtual academy for those that are not comfortable returning just yet. Several precautions are to be implemented. Jane Stavem is the superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District and she joins us today with more.

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In The Moment … July 27, 2020 Show 867 Hour 2

This is typically an exciting time for families planning the return to school. The stores might be stocked with school supplies; kids and parents choose everything from activities to what to wear on the first day. This year, they might be choosing whether to go into the building at all. This week we begin our look at Back to School 2020. Lori Simon is superintendent of the Rapid City Area Schools. 

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Meet the Candidates: Al Leber

Jul 21, 2020

In The Moment … July 21, 2020 Show 863 Hour 1

Al Leber is a retired school superintendent and long-time administrator. He's hoping to focus on education issues at the State Capitol in Pierre. Leber is a Democratic candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 17. Leber is a resident of Vermillion and he joins us for an installment of our "Meet the Candidates" series.


New Rapid City Superintendent Of Schools Dr. Lori Simon

Sep 29, 2016
Charles Michael Ray

Dr. Lori Simon Rapid City’s Superintendent of Schools is finishing up her first 100 days in her new position.   Simon took part in the Morning Fill Up conversation with Matt Ehlman at the Garage in Rapid City on Thursday.  SDPB captured audio of the conversation.  You can hear it by clicking play below.

New Superintendent At Badlands National Park

Sep 8, 2015
Courtesy National Park Service

Badlands National Park has a new superintendent. The 35-year National Park Service veteran arrived at his latest assignment last week. But Mike Pflaum has no plans for major changes at the sprawling quarter-million acre site.

It’s not much of a change from Calumet, Michigan…population 727, to Wall, South Dakota…population 766.