Benefits and Responsibilities of being a CASB Director

Serving on the CASB Board of Directors takes time and dedication, but it is not without its rewards. According to current and past CASB directors, when you become a CASB director your board responsibilities come with these powerful benefits.

  • Deepened understanding of major issues. Frequent board presentations, updates and discussions inform the CASB Board of state-level issues and how they affect Colorado school districts.
  • Varied perspectives on significant state and federal issues. Discussions on major issues help board members “step out of their region” and see issues from others’ points of view.
  • Camaraderie with knowledgeable experienced board members outside your immediate board.
  • Knowledge of best practices from districts around the state.
  • Strong sense of satisfaction that you are personally having an impact at the state level on behalf of students.
  • Strengthened connection with CASB staff and their CASB legislative and service initiatives.
  • Deepened understanding of, and a vote in, CASB’s annual initiatives.

Time Commitment Responsibilities:

Board meetings: Four times per year (March, June, September, December) and an annual retreat in January/February.

CASB board meetings are traditionally held in Denver at the CASB office, with the exception of the January/February retreat and December meeting. CASB reimburses directors for roundtrip mileage to attend board meetings held in Denver. CASB also provides meals and overnight accommodations for those traveling across the state to meetings in Denver. The January/February retreat is held off site and the December meeting is held during annual convention at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Annual Retreat: A board of directors retreat is typically held end of January/beginning of February. Locations vary. CASB provides meals, overnight accommodations and reimburses directors for roundtrip mileage to attend the annual retreat.

Conferences & Convention: CASB waives registration fees for board of directors to attend CASB events. Members of the CASB Board are responsible for hotel accommodations, mileage and meals at convention or during any conference.

Governance Responsibilities:

The CASB board of directors is responsible for establishing CASB policies, as well as maintaining contact with other organizations whose work affects local boards of education. The board of directors hires the executive director conducts an annual evaluation of the executive director, and approves the annual budget. CASB directors serve as liaisons to other committees as appropriate. The liaisons to these committees are appointed by the CASB president.

The CASB Board's job is interesting, exciting and critical in making state-level decisions representing CASB regions. Below is a list of BOD responsibilities. Click here to view the full list of job responsibilities.

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  • Serve as liaisons between CASB and boards in each region, meeting and communicating with local boards about relevant issues and apprising the CASB staff and board of concerns and local boards’ needs.
  • Connect with members at CASB conferences and convention.


  • Attend in full and prepare for all board meetings.
  • Participate in discussions about issues while respecting other points of view.
  • Support the board’s decision once a decision is made.
  • Evaluate and follow up on board meeting outcomes. Monitor how board actions are being implemented in the short and long term. Bring up concerns with the board president, executive director or board of directors as appropriate.
  • Participate effectively in committees to which you attend on behalf of CASB.


  • Serve as vigorous advocates for CASB and local boards, locally and at state and regional levels, to promote the best interest and support the CASB mission.
  • Serve as CASB ambassadors, who are knowledgeable about CASB policies, goals, plans and services.