April 19, 2024

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! CASB Boardsmanship Academy Survey
    • CASB is looking for feedback about topics and locations for the CASB Boardsmanship Academies that will be offered in August and September 2024.
    • Please complete this survey by April 26 at 5 p.m.
  • CASB Boardsmanship Academy
    • Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
      •  August 24
        • Limon, Colo.
        • Milliken, Colo.
      • September 7
        • Pueblo, Colo.
        • Alamosa, Colo.
      • September 28
        • Durango, Colo.
        • Grand Junction, Colo.
  • Save the Dates
  • Monthly Virtual Meetings
  • CASB Connections Podcasts
  • CASB Board Training Services
    • NEW! CASB is now providing strategic plan services.
    •  Fees:
      • CASB Members - In person facilitation $400 (2 - 4 hours) plus overnight accommodations if necessary; $800 (4 - 8 hours) plus overnight accommodations if necessary. Call for virtual facilitation pricing.

      • BOCES and Affiliate Members - In person facilitation $500 (2 - 4 hours) plus mileage and overnight accommodations if necessary; $1000 (4 - 8 hours) plus mileage and overnight accommodations if necessary. We offer no charge for virtual training that is less than two hours. Please call for information.

      • Non-Members - Call for pricing.

  • Legislative Wrap-Up
    • The 2024 Colorado General Assembly approved numerous bills that will impact the work of CASB members. Join members of the CASB Legal, Policy and Advocacy staff as we breakdown the final work of lawmakers. The online meeting will be recorded. There is no charge to attend however we do ask you to register in advance.
    • When: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Are you interested in expanding your advocacy role as an elected Board member? Then the CASB Legislative Resolutions Committee or the Federal Relations Network may be for you. Please contact CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Matt Cook ([email protected]) for more information.
  • NEW! Updated Flyer on Board Member Social Media Use
  • Colorado caselaw update: People in Int. of J.G. - A recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling held that a school may conduct a search of a student on school grounds, in accordance with the student’s individual weapons-related safety plan, without violating the student’s Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures. This ruling is helpful to districts in their efforts to keep schools safe through the use of safety plans, and provides clarity regarding the types of searches districts can conduct. For more information on this ruling, read the case here or contact CASB’s legal team (Rachel Amspoker, [email protected]; Hilary Daniels, [email protected]; or Mikayla Unruh [email protected]
  • NEW! Title IX Regulations released by U.S. Department of Education
    • The final Title IX regulations were released today, and CASB is beginning work to update sample policies to reflect the changes. The rules must be implemented by August 1, 2024. The unofficial version of the final regulations is available here. In addition, the Department has released a fact sheet, a summary of the major provisions of the final regulations, and a resource for drafting Title IX nondiscrimination policies, notices of nondiscrimination, and grievance procedures.
  • NEW! Taskforce Stakeholder Survey
    • We invite all members of the public – from statewide education-focused organizations to individual members and communities – to use this survey to provide task force members with general and/or specific input on Colorado’s accountability system.
    • The survey is open through April 28, 2024. Task Force members will consider all responses over the course of their upcoming task force meetings.

  • Aspiring Educators Workshop
    • The National Network of State Teachers of the Year invites all Colorado high school & university students who are currently enrolled in an educator prep program to apply for a FREE interactive afternoon of learning with state teachers of the year and educators from around the nation.
    • Applications will be accepted until April 15. Selected participants will be notified by May 1.
  • Education First Survey
    • Please complete this survey by Sunday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m.
CASB Departments Serving You
  1. Executive Director
    1. Dr. Jubal Yennie ([email protected] or (303) 302-3808)
  2. Director of Finance
    1. Susie Griffin Butler ([email protected] or (303) 302-3806)
  3. Deputy Executive Director
    1. Leslie Bogar ([email protected] or (303) 302-3805)
  4. Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
    1. Matt Cook ([email protected] or (303) 302-3807)
  5. Staff Attorney (Legal Information)
    1. Rachel Amspoker ([email protected] or (303) 302-3803)
    2. Mikayla Unruh ([email protected] or (303) 302-3801)
    3. Hilary Daniels ([email protected] or (303) 226-6886)
  6. Policy Department
    1. Kristina Gutierrez ([email protected] or (303) 302-3811)
    2. Holly Burg ([email protected] or (303) 302-3810)
    3. Diana Calderon ([email protected] or (303) 302-3804)
  7. Communications Specialist and Registration Questions
    1. Bryce Reedy ([email protected] or (303) 302-3813)
  8. Events Specialist
    1. Gabriella Wilson ([email protected] or (303) 302-3809)
  9. Administrative Assistant (Board of Directors Questions or Meeting Room Reservation Requests)
    1. Tracy DeMeo ([email protected] or (303) 302-3812)

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