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September 23, 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:

 
 
  • NEW! Proposed Resolutions for 2023 Legislative Session are now available. These will be voted on by the CASB members at the Fall Conference & Delegate Assembly on October 22.
  • CASB’s 2022 Legislative Summary is 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.
 
  • The August 31, 2022, Special Policy Update is now available and includes updates regarding the ECEA Rule changes impacting choice/open enrollment, charter application deadlines, temporary remote instruction for 2022-23, and more. CASB login is required.
  • CASB’s 2022 Election Resources are available. School districts may submit tax and revenue measures to voters during this year’s state general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
    • September 26 is the deadline for the DEO to deliver the full text of any required ballot issue notices, including summaries for and against the proposal, to the county clerk; see our 2022 TABOR Timeline for more details.
 
  • NEW! ESSER I Rapid Request Process
    • The ESSER I Rapid Request is a simple, one-page electronic form that allows you to request additional funding, from ESSER I, to supplement already-approved ESSER I, II and III grant budget line items wherein the costs exceeded your ESSER I, II, or III allocation.
    • Application Deadline: Sunday, September 25, by 11:59 p.m.
    • Application Form
  • NEW! School and District Preliminary Frameworks Released After Two-Year Pause
    • The Colorado Department of Education today released the 2022 preliminary transitional performance framework ratings for schools and districts after a two-year pause.
  • NEW! As required by HB22-1376 – Supportive Learning Environments for K-12 Students, CDE is looking for local school board members to provide feedback to CDE to inform the standardization of data collected by the department on suspensions and expulsions, arrests and referrals, chronic absenteeism, incidents of violence, and harassment and bullying, and the safe school requirements set forth in section 22-32-109.1.
    • Per statute, CDE makes the final determination on how to standardize our processes and practices; it is important for CDE to understand from stakeholders the impacts of those decisions. To gather feedback, CDE will be hosting three virtual meetings that we would ask school board members (and other stakeholders) to attend:
      • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • If you are interested in participating in one of the meetings, please let Leslie Bogar, CASB's Interim Executive Director, know of your interest and she will share your contact information with CDE who will then be in touch.
  • NEW! Nominations Open for Congressional Service Awards in CD2
    • The Office of Congressman Neguse is now accepting nominations for Colorado’s 2nd District Congressional Service Awards! Congressman Neguse invites community members from across the district to nominate someone they know for one or more of the four awards listed below. Nominees can be volunteers, educators, business people, first responders, non-profit organizations, groups, or anyone making a unique impact in the 2nd Congressional District.
      • The Josie Heath Community Service Award – for community members who exhibit a commitment to the service of others & the betterment of their community. 
      • The Building Bridges Award – for an individual or group of individuals who work across political & social divides to solve major issues. 
      • The Volunteer of the Year Award – for volunteers in the district who exhibit an outstanding devotion to their work in the community.
      • The First Responder of the Year Award – for first responders in the district who exhibit an outstanding devotion to their profession & protecting their community. 
  • CSSRC September 2022 E-Update is Available!
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Colorado Association of School Boards

2253 S. Oneida St., Suite 300

Denver, CO 80224

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September 15, 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:

 
 
  • NEW! Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance Survey
    • The Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance wants to hear from Colorado school districts on the priorities of what should be included in a new proposed funding factor for At-Risk students. CASB would encourage all member Boards and Superintendent leadership teams to consider sharing their input with the committee. Submit the survey by Wednesday, September 21 (you do NOT have to complete the entire survey in order to submit your responses).
  • CASB’s 2022 Legislative Summary is 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.
 
  • The August 31, 2022, Special Policy Update is now available and includes updates regarding the ECEA Rule changes impacting choice/open enrollment, charter application deadlines, temporary remote instruction for 2022-23, and more. CASB login is required.
  • CASB’s 2022 Election Resources are available. School districts may submit tax and revenue measures to voters during this year’s state general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
    • September 23 is the deadline for written comments for and against (pro and con) the ballot issue with the DEO in order to be included in the issue mailing (must be filed by noon) and the deadline for petition representatives to submit the summary of favorable comments about the petition to the designated election official.
    • September 26 is the deadline for the DEO to deliver the full text of any required ballot issue notices, including summaries for and against the proposal, to the county clerk; see our 2022 TABOR Timeline for more details.
 
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Colorado Association of School Boards

2253 S. Oneida St., Suite 300

Denver, CO 80224

303-832-1000