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June 17, 2022

CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life,

and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

 
  • 2022 CASB Regional Meetings —
    • Register here to attend the fall meetings held throughout the state.
  • 2022 Fall Conference and Delegate Assembly —
    • Register here to attend this year’s Fall Conference (October 21-22) at the DoubleTree Hilton in the Denver Tech Center. Join your colleagues for a time of networking, learning, and meeting exhibitors that are here to support your district efforts. Early bird pricing ends on August 26 so register soon!
  • Board President’s Cafes —
    • Save the date for our 2022-23 Board President’s Cafes! All the dates and topics can be found here.
  • CASB Connections Podcasts — 
  • CASB Board Training Services —
    • Take full advantage of CASB’s board training services. Fill out this request form to get started! For questions, please contact Leslie Bogar, [email protected].
      • Training focus areas include, but are not limited to:
        • Roles and Responsibilities
        • Community Engagement
        • Habits of Effective Boards
        • And Much More
 
  • NEW! The 2022 Fall Delegate Assembly proposed resolutions form is now OPEN! — Proposed resolutions are being accepted until August 30. Use this link to submit your resolution. As this is a member-only resource, please login to access the form.
  • Initiative 63 Sample Board Resolution and Resources This ballot measure would divert over $800 million annually in already collected income taxes to the State Education Fund in order to help “attract, retain, and compensate teachers and student support professionals.” Public education supporters who want to get involved in the volunteer effort can sign up and get more information here. As this is a member-only resource, please login to access the sample resolution.
  • The Great Schools, Thriving Communities (GSTC) website is now live with all things Initiative 63! Direct folks here for information, volunteer opportunities, and donating.
    • UPDATE! If your board has passed a resolution supporting Initiative 63, please submit your endorsement HERE.
    • Please return completed petition packets. For directions, scroll to the “Checklist for Gathering Signatures & Returning your Completed Petition" on the "Petition Resources" page.
    • Turning in petitions? You can get a new petition by going to our "Carry a Petition" page and
      • (1) find a petition contact near you OR 
      • (2) fill out the petition pledge form
    • FAQ: How long do we have to gather signatures?
      • We have until the end of July to gather signatures. We will call back petitions at the end of each month to see how we are doing up until the end of July.
  • CASB’s 2022 Legislative Summary is now available. This document provides an overview of the actions impacting K-12 education during the second regular session of Colorado’s 73rd General Assembly and discusses what did and did not happen during the session; presents key issues and priorities; provides a bill summary for key legislation; and, sets the stage for the November 2022 election. As this is a member-only resource, please login to access the summary.
 
  • UPDATE! HB22-1110, Board of Education Executive Session, which recently passed this spring, allows school boards to interview superintendent finalists and discuss finalist negotiations in executive session if the board has named more than one finalist and holds a forum open to the public to conduct interviews with each of the finalists.
  • CASB’s 2022 Election Resources are now available. School districts may submit tax and revenue measures to voters during this year’s state general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    • Where a charter school has sought to have its operating revenue or capital construction needs included as part of a ballot question or to have electors approve additional local revenues for the charter school, the board of education must notify its charter school(s) in writing whether the school district has prioritized the charter school(s)’ request for inclusion in a ballot question at the upcoming election. If the request is not prioritized, the notice must include a statement specifying the reasons. This written notification is due by July 11, 2022; see our 2022 TABOR Timeline for more details.
  • Detailed information on the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program and how school boards may opt-out is available in CASB’s new resource, CASB's Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) Overview and FAQ. School boards that wish to opt-out of FAMLI must hold a vote anytime during 2022 (there is no July 1 deadline for boards to opt out) and must notify the FAMLI Division of its decision in writing by January 1, 2023.
 
  • June CSSRC Update — This link provides the latest updates from the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC).
  • UPDATE! The Department of Early Childhood extends deadline for Local Coordinating Organizations applications — The Department of Early Childhood is extending the application deadline to Friday, June 24. The application can be found here.
  • Expanded Learning Opportunities — The Colorado Department of Education is making up to $10 million available for school districts and community-based providers for quality afterschool and summer programs to help students overcome the academic challenges brought on by the pandemic. Applications are due by June 28 and can be found here.
  • 2023 Colorado Teacher of the Year Nominations — Nominations are now open until June 29 for the 2023 Colorado Teacher of the Year. The application can be found here.
  • Historic Federal Funds Available for Electric School Buses Applications are now open for the first round of funding through the federal government’s historic Clean School Bus Program. The EPA is making $500 million or more available, all of which is eligible for school districts to replace existing school buses with zero-tailpipe-emissions electric school buses. Applications are due by August 19 and can be found here.
  • Colorado Department of Education’s Educator Recruitment and Retention Document — This eight page document outlines financial aid available to in-service educators and those aspiring to become an educator, as well as, identifies workforce strategies that can help support workforce needs at school districts, BOCES, and charter schools. The document can be found here.
  • Rural Colorado Needs Teachers! — The Colorado Center for Rural Education is trying to increase the number of teachers within rural districts in Colorado. More information about Colorado’s rural/small rural districts can be found here. Learn more about the success of rural retention stipends.
  • TEACH Colorado Summer Scholarships — TEACH Colorado is excited to announce several new scholarships to be offered in the coming months, in addition to the $1,000 Summer Classic Scholarship. These scholarships are designed to encourage applicants to pursue teacher preparation programs in Colorado. Learn more here.
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Colorado Association of School Boards

2253 S. Oneida St., Suite 300

Denver, CO 80224

303-832-1000


 

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June 10, 2022

CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life,

and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

 
  • 2022 CASB Regional Meetings —
    • Register here to attend the fall meetings held throughout the state.
  • 2022 Fall Conference and Delegate Assembly —
    • Register here to attend this year’s Fall Conference (October 21-22) at the DoubleTree Hilton in the Denver Tech Center. Join your colleagues for a time of networking, learning, and meeting exhibitors that are here to support your district efforts. Early bird pricing ends on August 26 so register soon!
  • Board President’s Cafes —
    • Save the date for our 2022-23 Board President’s Cafes! All the dates and topics can be found here.
  • CASB Connections Podcasts — 
  • CASB Board Training Services —
    • Take full advantage of CASB’s board training services. Fill out this request form to get started! For questions, please contact Leslie Bogar, [email protected].
      • Training focus areas include, but are not limited to:
        • Roles and Responsibilities
        • Community Engagement
        • Habits of Effective Boards
        • And Much More
 
  • NEW! The 2022 Fall Delegate Assembly proposed resolutions form is now OPEN! — Proposed resolutions are being accepted until August 30. Use this link to submit your resolution. As this is a member-only resource, please login to access the form.
  • Initiative 63 Sample Board Resolution and Resources This ballot measure would divert over $800 million annually in already collected income taxes to the State Education Fund in order to help “attract, retain, and compensate teachers and student support professionals.” Public education supporters who want to get involved in the volunteer effort can sign up and get more information here. As this is a member-only resource, please login to access the sample resolution.
  • NEW! The Great Schools, Thriving Communities (GSTC) website is now live with all things Initiative 63! Direct folks here for information, volunteer opportunities, and donating.
    • If your board has passed a resolution supporting Initiative 63, please submit your endorsement HERE.
    • Please return completed petition packets. For directions, scroll to the “Checklist for Gathering Signatures & Returning your Completed Petition" on the "Petition Resources" page.
    • Turning in petitions? You can get a new petition by going to our "Carry a Petition" page and
      • (1) find a petition contact near you OR 
      • (2) fill out the petition pledge form
    • FAQ: How long do we have to gather signatures?
      • We have until the end of July to gather signatures. We will call back petitions at the end of each month to see how we are doing up until the end of July.
  • CASB’s 2022 Legislative Summary is now available. This document provides an overview of the actions impacting K-12 education during the second regular session of Colorado’s 73rd General Assembly and discusses what did and did not happen during the session; presents key issues and priorities; provides a bill summary for key legislation; and, sets the stage for the November 2022 election. As this is a member-only resource, please login to access the summary.
 
  • CASB’s 2022 Election Resources are now available. School districts may submit tax and revenue measures to voters during this year’s state general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
    • Where a charter school has sought to have its operating revenue or capital construction needs included as part of a ballot question or to have electors approve additional local revenues for the charter school, the board of education must notify its charter school(s) in writing whether the school district has prioritized the charter school(s)’ request for inclusion in a ballot question at the upcoming election. If the request is not prioritized, the notice must include a statement specifying the reasons. This written notification is due by July 11, 2022; see our 2022 TABOR Timeline for more details.
  • Detailed information on the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program and how school boards may opt-out is available in CASB’s new resource, CASB's Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) Overview and FAQ. School boards that wish to opt-out of FAMLI must hold a vote anytime during 2022 and must notify the FAMLI Division of its decision in writing by January 1, 2023.
 
  • NEW! Student Voice is Hiring — Student Voice is looking for high school and college students with an interest in education equity to join their student-led team. The Student Voice team will begin conducting interviews on Monday, June 13. Interested applicants can learn more here.
  • NEW! June CSSRC Update — This link provides the latest updates from the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC).
  • Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) Resources on Trauma — The new resources can be found here.
  • CSSRC Crisis Response Guidelines for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education — The new guidelines can be found here.
  • Temporary Educator Loan Forgiveness Program Application Open — House Bill 22-1220 created the Temporary Educator Loan Forgiveness Program for K-12 licensed educators and counselors working and living in Colorado. The application is open through Wednesday, June 15. Apply here.
  • The Department of Early Childhood opens applications for Local Coordinating Organizations — The Department of Early Childhood has opened applications for Local Coordinating Organizations. The application is due June 20, 2022. The application can be found here.
  • Expanded Learning Opportunities — The Colorado Department of Education is making up to $10 million available for school districts and community-based providers for quality afterschool and summer programs to help students overcome the academic challenges brought on by the pandemic. Applications are due by June 28 and can be found here.
  • 2023 Colorado Teacher of the Year Nominations — Nominations are now open until June 29 for the 2023 Colorado Teacher of the Year. The application can be found here.
  • Historic Federal Funds Available for Electric School Buses Applications are now open for the first round of funding through the federal government’s historic Clean School Bus Program. The EPA is making $500 million or more available, all of which is eligible for school districts to replace existing school buses with zero-tailpipe-emissions electric school buses. Applications are due by August 19 and can be found here.
  • Colorado Department of Education’s Educator Recruitment and Retention Document — This eight page document outlines financial aid available to in-service educators and those aspiring to become an educator, as well as, identifies workforce strategies that can help support workforce needs at school districts, BOCES, and charter schools. The document can be found here.
  • Rural Colorado Needs Teachers! — The Colorado Center for Rural Education is trying to increase the number of teachers within rural districts in Colorado. More information about Colorado’s rural/small rural districts can be found here. Learn more about the success of rural retention stipends.
  • TEACH Colorado Summer Scholarships — TEACH Colorado is excited to announce several new scholarships to be offered in the coming months, in addition to the $1,000 Summer Classic Scholarship. These scholarships are designed to encourage applicants to pursue teacher preparation programs in Colorado. Learn more here.
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Colorado Association of School Boards

2253 S. Oneida St., Suite 300

Denver, CO 80224

303-832-1000